Portrait of Charlotte
This is an original oil on panel painting by Dublin/Boston artist Margarita Pumpelly Smyth (1873-1959) Known as Daisy, she studied under Abbott Thayer in Dublin N.H.
This painting was shown at the Worcester Art Museum in the 1902 Summer Exhibit , the label is on the back along with a brass plaque from a Boston framer. Included in the show that year was the work of Frank Benson ,Edmund Tarbell, Mary Cassatt, Edward Redfield and Childe Hassam. The painting measures 30X22 inches, it is signed lower left but only is visible with a direct light, a black light shows it well. The painting is titled "Charlotte", probably painted in 1901-02. Daisy was an American Bahá'í, painter and roommates with Juliet Hutchings Thompson .. Although Married Daisy was quite independent. She and Thompson traveled together extensively by them selves. While her works are quite rare this one does show some of the early influences of Thayer and of course many of the later French artists of this time period.