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Janet W. Hobbs as 'Young Lady in 1866,' Portland, 1923

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Janet W. Hobbs as 'Young Lady in 1866,' Portland, 1923

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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.

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  • 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: Photograph
  • Local Code: Photographs--Portland-Churches--First Parish
  • Object Type: Image

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Maine Historical Society
489 Congress Street, Portland, ME 04101
(207) 774-1822

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