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Edith Hope Goddard (1868-1970)
Date: 1891
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Medium: Watercolor on ivory
Dimensions: Overall: 3 x 2 1/2 in. ( 7.6 x 6.4 cm )
Credit Line: Gift of the Estate of Peter Marié
Object Number: 1905.119
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Marks: inscribed on backing paper: "Miss Hope Goddard / Paillet / 23 Rue Clauzel / Paris"

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Born in Providence, R. I., Edith Hope Goddard was the daughter of Col. William W. Goddard and Mary Edith (Jenks) Goddard. In 1894 she was married to Charles Oliver Iselin, a banker with the firm of Adrian Iselin and Company, whose first wife, Frances (Garner) Iselin had died in 1890. A well-known beauty and an expert golfer and sailor, the subject was the only woman ever to sail as a member of a crew defending the America's Cup.