Mrs. Edward Henry Harriman (1851-1932)

Mrs. Edward Henry Harriman (1851-1932)
Title
Mrs. Edward Henry Harriman (1851-1932)
Date 
1924
Medium 
Terracotta painted plaster
Dimensions 
Overall: 34 x 22 1/2 x 14 in. ( 86.4 x 57.2 x 35.6 cm )
Description 
Portrait bust
Credit Line 
Gift of the artist
Object Number 
1951.449
Marks 
inscriptions: signed: "MALVINA HoffMAN 1924"
Gallery Label 
Mary Williamson Averell, social leader and philanthropist, was the daughter of William J. Averell, banker and railroad president, and a descendant of William Averell who had come from England to Ispwich, Mass., before 1637. In 1879 she was married to Edward Harriman who amassed a great fortune through his financial and railroad interests. Inheriting his estate upon his death in 1909, Mrs. Harriman became an active philanthropist.
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Creative: Tronvig Group