Mary Emma Woolley (1863-1947)

Object Number: 
1947.155
Date: 
c. 1940-45
Medium: 
Watercolor and touches of charcoal on heavy watercolor paper
Dimensions: 
Overall: 20 x 15 3/4 in. ( 50.8 x 40 cm )
Marks: 
signature: lower left: "Enit Kaufman"
Inscriptions: 
Signed at lower left in black ink: "Enit Kaufman"
Description: 
Portrait
Gallery Label: 
The subject was born in Norwalk, Conn., and graduated from Wheaton Seminary in Norton, Mass., in 1884. In 1894 she was one of the first two women to receive a B.A. degree from Brown University. She began teaching at Wellesley College in 1895, and four years later she was named president of Mount Holyoke College. She held that office for thirty-seven years. She was awarded the degree of Litt.D. by Brown University in 1900.
Credit Line: 
Gift of Enit Kaufman
Provenance: 
Enit Kaufman and Dorothy Canfield Fisher, American Portraits (New York: Henry Holt and Company, 1946)
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group