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Beatrice Cameron (1868-1940)

Object Name: Portrait
Date: 1891
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Medium: Oil on canvas
Dimensions: Overall: 42 x 24 in. ( 106.7 x 61 cm )
Credit Line: Gift of Beatrice Cameron
Object Number: 1940.78
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Marks: signature and date: lower right: "J. E. Barclay - 1891"

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The subject of this portrait was born Susan Hegeman in Troy, New York, but took the stage name Beatrice Cameron when she began her theatrical career in the 1880s. In 1886, while still in her teens, she made her debut with Richard Mansfield's company at the Madison Square Theatre. Though painted in 1891, this portrait represents the subject as a young girl, just at the beginning of her career on the stage.