Elizabeth Wentworth Roberts (American, 1871-1927)
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Elizabeth Wentworth Roberts (American, 1871-1927) "Concord, May" Monogramed "EWR" l.l., identified on label from the Concord Art Association Exhibition, 1919 on the reverse. Oil on canvas, 28 1/4 x 36 in. (72 x 91.7 cm), framed. Condition: Subtle surface grime, craquelure. Provenance: A Massachusetts estate. Exhibitions: THE PHILADELPHIA TEN, Art Club of Philadelphia, February 17-March 2, 1921; Concord Art Association, 1922; NATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF WOMEN PAINTERS AND SCULPTORS, Corcoran Gallery, Washington D.C., November 4-December 3, 1922; THE PHILADELPHIA TEN: A WOMEN'S ARTIST GROUP 1917-1945, Galleries at Moore, Philadelphia, and additional venues 1998-1999, illustrated in the exhibition catalogue. N.B. Elizabeth Wentworth Roberts moved to Concord, Massachusetts, around 1908, and shared a house with her lifelong companion Grace Keyes. The house, on Estabrook Road still exists. The view depicted here is that of the Concord barn which contained her studio. She and fellow Concordian Daniel Chester French were instrumental in starting the Concord Art Association, founded in 1916.