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Mildred Morris (1880–1966)

Object Name: Portrait
Date: ca. 1901
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Medium: Oil on canvas
Dimensions: Overall: 20 1/8 x 16 1/4 in. ( 51.1 x 41.3 cm )
Description: Oil on canvas portrait depicting frontal view of young woman against dark background, cropped below shoulders; figure attired in pale dress with collar and dickey painted cream with color highlights, and puffed sleeves with daubs of reds and pinks, with dark hair put up behind.
Credit Line: Bequest of Felice T. Morris
Object Number: 1970.38
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The subject was the elder daughter of Felix William James Morris (1845-1900), the character actor, and Mary B. (Shoot) Morris (d. 1954), an actress whose stage name was Florence Wood. The subject was also an actress, as was her younger sister, Felice, the donor of this portrait.


"In Focus: Portrait and Small Paintings from the Society's Collections," New-York Historical Society, January 9, 2001-March 24, 2002.