Florence Davis (ca. 1865-1925)
Medium: Watercolor on ivory
Dimensions: Overall: 2 1/2 x 2 1/8 in. ( 6.4 x 5.4 cm )
Credit Line: Gift of the Estate of Peter Marié
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Object Number: 1905.23
Marks: signature and date: at left: "Paillet / 1890" inscription: on paper backing: "Miss Flora Davis / Paillet / 23 Rue Clauzel / Paris"
Florence Davis, the daughter of John H. Davis of Washington Square, New York, married Terence John Temple Blackwood in Paris on October 16, 1893. Blackwood succeeded his father as second Marquess of Dufferin and Ava in 1902. After her first husband's death, in 1918, the marchioness became the second wife of Richard George Penn, fourth Earl Howe (1861-1929) in 1919.