Portrait. Former stretcher for the canvas to this piece is on R7A1.3 MS.

Mrs. T. in Cream Silk, No.2, 1920

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Yes, that is her wedding gown. The realist painter George Bellows met Mrs. Mary Brown Tyler at the Chicago Arts Club and asked her to pose for him. After first sitting in a burgundy-colored dress from her youth, she dressed in the gown she had worn at her wedding nearly sixty years earlier. Bellows captured not only the textures and details of the dress, but also Mrs. Tyler’s spirited personality. Members of her high society family found the portrait so undignified they insisted Bellows not identify her by name in its title.

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George Bellows, Mrs. T. in Cream Silk, No 2 (#851)
Details
Title
Mrs. T. in Cream Silk, No.2
Artist Life
1882–1925
Role
Artist
Accession Number
60.33
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Portrait. Former stretcher for the canvas to this piece is on R7A1.3 MS.