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Jane Ellison Sinton

31 x 26 1/4 in. (78.74 x 66.68 cm)

Raimundo de Madrazo y Garreta (Spanish, 1841–1920)

Medium: Oil on canvas
Credit Line: Gift of Malcolm P. Davison; Conservation made possible by the Louise H. and David S. Ingalls Foundation
Accession Number: 2012.2.1

Commissioned from Raimundo de Madrazo Garreta, the artist, for Charles Phelps Taft, about 1903 [1]; purchased by Charles Phelps Taft [1843-1929] and Anna Sinton Taft [1850-1931], Cincinnati, OH, about 1903; Anna Sinton Taft [1850-1931], via widowhood, Cincinnati, OH, December 31, 1929; probably by descent to Jane Taft Ingalls [1874-1962], daughter of the previous, Cleveland, OH, 1931; by descent to Jane Davison, granddaughter of the previous, 1962 [2]; gift to Malcolm P. Davison, son of the previous; gift to the Taft Museum of Art, Cincinnati, OH, October 26, 2012.


[1]. After receiving portraits of themselves, Charles Phelps and Anna Sinton Taft commissioned the artist to paint posthumous portraits of Anna’s mother and father. See Taft Museum of Art object file. [2]. According to the donor, Malcolm P. Davison, Jane Taft Ingalls willed the portrait to her granddaughter, Jane Davison, because they shared the name “Jane” with the sitter, Jane Ellison Sinton. See 2011 note in Taft Museum of Art object file.

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