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Portrait of Sara Norton (1864-1922)

1990.93 (RS30902)

Description

Half-length portrait of Sara Norton as a young woman in profile facing right, holding a violin.

Details

Label
"Cherished Possessions": Sara Norton was at the center of New England's privileged class, the kind of Bostonian equally at home in drawing rooms on either side of the Atlantic. Her portrait was painted by Edward Burne-Jones, a family friend and one of the most successful Pre-Raphaelite artists in England. Burne-Jones painted this portrait for Sara's father, Charles Eliot Norton (1827-1908), a Harvard humanities professor, editor of North American Review, founder of the Nation, and frequent contributor to the Atlantic Monthly, recognized as one of the leading minds of his generation.
Maker
Burne-Jones, Edward, 1833-1898 (Artist)
Date
1884
Inscriptions
"EBJ to /CEN/1884" (Painted)
"Portrait of /Miss Sara Norton by/Burne-Jones/ Owned by Miss Elizabeth Gaskell/Norton" (Pen script)
Location of origin
England
Material
canvas
oil paint (paint)
Object type
Art
Descriptive terms
canvas
oil paint (paint)
oil paintings (visual works)
Painting
portraits
People and organizations
Norton, Sara, 1864-
Dimensions
43 1/4 x 30 3/4 x 2 1/4 (HxWxD) (inches)
Accession Number
1990.93
Credit Line
Bequest of Susan Norton
GUSN
6661
Related Items
Title Photograph Accession number 1966.2058

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