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Frances L. Larrabee as 'Arrangement in Gray and Black,' 1923

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Frances L. Larrabee as 'Arrangement in Gray and Black,' 1923

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Frances L. Larrabee (Mrs. Sydney) of Portland posed as James McNeill Whistler's famous painting, Arrangement in Gray and Black: The Artist's Mother.

Whistler (1834-1903) painted the portrait in 1871.

Larrabee dressed the part of the painting for an "Exhibition of Pictures" at First Parish Church in Portland. Church members dressed as noted paintings for the evening entertainment.

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  • Title: Frances L. Larrabee as 'Arrangement in Gray and Black,' 1923
  • Creation Date: 1923-12-15
  • Subject Date: 1923-12-15
  • Town: Portland
  • County: Cumberland
  • State: ME
  • Media: Photograph
  • Dimensions (cm): 25 x 20
  • 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
http://www.mainehistory.org

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