Mary Emma Woolley (1863-1947)

Mary Emma Woolley (1863-1947)
Title
Mary Emma Woolley (1863-1947)
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 )
Description 
Portrait
Credit Line 
Gift of Enit Kaufman
Object Number 
1947.155
Marks 
signature: lower left: "Enit Kaufman"
Inscriptions 
Signed at lower left in black ink: "Enit Kaufman"
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.
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