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Sophie Irene Simon Loeb (1876-1929)

Object Number: 
1942.486
Date: 
1923
Medium: 
Pastel on paper, laid on canvas , nailed to a stretcher
Dimensions: 
Overall: 52 x 30 in. ( 132.1 x 76.2 cm )
Marks: 
inscriptions: Signed, lower left: Penrhyn Stanlaws/1923; at top: Sophie Irene Loeb
Inscriptions: 
Inscribed and signed at lower left in black pastel: "Pehryhn Stanlaws / 1923"; along upper edge: "SOPHIE IRENE LOEB"
Description: 
Portrait
Gallery Label: 
Social welfare reformer and journalist Sophie Irene Simon was born in Rovno, Russia, but was brought to the United States at the age of six. In 1896 she was married to Anselm Loeb, whom she later divorced. She began her newspaper career as a reporter on the New York "Evening World" in 1911. She was a crusader for the rights of widows and children and the author of several books.
Credit Line: 
Gift of Dr. Warren Smadbeck
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group