Tuesday, May 2, 2017

"The Tragic Muse" (1912) by Violet Oakley

Violet Oakley was awarded the Medal of Honor in the painting category at the Panama-Pacific International Exposition in San Francisco in 1915 for this portrait of Mrs. Coates as "The Tragic Muse."

Mrs. Edward H. Coates as "The Tragic Muse" (1912)
Image courtesy of and copyright © by pafa.org

Violet Oakley (American 1874-1961) 
Tragic Muse (Mrs. Edward H. Coates, 1850-1927) 
Oil on canvas, 29 15/16 x 24 15/16 in. (76.0 x 63.3 cm.) 
Courtesy of the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts, Philadelphia, PA 
Gift of Mrs. Edward H. Coates (The Edward H. Coates Memorial Collection), 1923.9.4

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