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Janet W. (Mrs. George S.) Hobbs of Neal Street in Portland posed as Edouard Manet's Young Lady in 1866 for the "Exhibition of Pictures" at First Parish Church in Portland.
Hobbs was one of 29 church members who took on the personae of subjects of noted portraits for the evening entertainment that featured historical information and music.
Manet (1832-1883) painted Young Lady in response to his friend Gustave Courbet's Woman with a Parrot, which was exhibited in the Salon of 1866.
About This Item
- Title: Janet W. Hobbs as 'Young Lady in 1866,' Portland, 1923
- Creation Date: 1923-12-15
- Subject Date: 1923-12-15
- Town: Portland
- County: Cumberland
- State: ME
- Media: Photographic print
- Local Code: Photographs--Portland-Churches--First Parish
- Object Type: Image
For more information about this item, contact:Maine Historical Society
485 Congress Street, Portland, ME 04101
(207) 774-1822 x219
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LC Subject Headings
- First Parish Church (Portland, Me.)--People
- First Parish Church (Portland, Me.)--Performances
- First Parish Church (Portland, Me.)--Exhibitions & displays
- Manet, Edouard, 1832-1883
- Hobbs, Janet Webb--Performances
- First Parish Church (Portland, Me.)--Social aspects
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