Musée No:397.046Regular price £25.00
Mrs Francis Howard
Artist: Ambrose McEvoy
Date: ca. 1916
The sitter : I have searched and searched for information about this beautifully serene woman but all I can find is that her maiden name was 'L. Chess' and she was from Louisville, not even a first name. Francis Howard, her husband, was the the great grandson of Benjamin Franklin and was the founder of 'the other Grosvenor Gallery', 51a New Bond Street, and the National Portrait Society. He was the representative of a group of American artists living in Europe, who felt that there should be an American national gallery. Their son was the poet Brian Howard.