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Overall: 34 1/2 x 24 x 16 in. ( 87.6 x 61 x 40.6 cm )
signed: under proper right arm: "MALVINA"
The subject, daughter of J. Pierpont and Frances Louisa (Tracy) Morgan, was born in New York. She was the author of "The American Girl: Her Education, Her Responsibility, Her Recreation, Her Future" (1915) in which she put forth her ideas on the rights and privileges due the "modern" female in America. A bronze version of this portrait is owned by the American Women's Association, of which Morgan served as president from 1928 to 1943.
Gift of the artist
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
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