HAVEMEYER, Ruth (Later Mrs Weiser, later Mrs Norwood)

Portrait of a little girl clutching a bunch of yellow roses. Oval, oil on canvas, 24” x 20” (60.9 x 50.8cms).

The Preservation Society of Newport County, Rhode Island. Hung in Green Animals, 1995.

H.O. Havemeyer Sr.; the sitter, Ruth Havemeyer Weiser Norwood, Southampton; her gift to the present owner, 1995.

FRENCH & CO. INC., 210, East 57th Street, New York, April 21 – May 3, 1947, No. 19.

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The Peter Juley photograph in the artist’s papers.

The sitter was born in 1937, the daughter of Frederick (“Fritz”) Charles Havemeyer, and great-grand-daughter of Mr. & Mrs. Theodore A. Havemeyer.

Painted in 1940s. Dr. Gayelord Hauser, the famous dietician who was a friend of Jessica Dragonette, and who lived in Beverly Hills, California, apparently owned an autograph copy of this picture.

The sepia photograph in the artist’s papers was taken by Peter A. Juley & Son, in which the portrait is framed differently.