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Portrait of Jennie Walters Delanoc by George Augustus Baker Jr.
Portrait of Jennie Walters Delanoc by George Augustus Baker Jr.

Portrait of Jennie Walters Delano

Portrait of Jennie Walters Delano c1876 by American Painter George Augustus Baker Jr. (1821 – 1880); known for his miniatures and portrait paintings.

This is a beautiful portrait of Jennie Walters Delano (1853 – 1922) the daughter of William T. and Ellen Walters (née Harper), and the sister of Henry Walters; and was most likely done around the time of her marriage when she was 23 years of age.

In the painting she is sitting in front of an olive colored wall, with her tied in a circular bundle toward the back of her head.

She is wearing a gold necklace with a ruffled collar white blouse and a black dress with blue a black ruffles along the v-shaped collar that match a sash that she has tied around her waist.

This is a retouched digital art old masters reproduction of a public domain image.

Information Below Is Derived From Lacma.org

George was a successful miniaturist and portrait painter of the Victorian era, his father who was also an artist began instructing George in the art of miniature painting at an early age, which led him at the age of sixteen to begin a career as a miniature painter.

In furtherance of his career he attended classes at the National Academy of Design for sevens years, and from 1846 – 1848 traveled to Europe, and upon his return setup a studio as a successful portraitist in New York, USA.

In 1851 he was elected a member of the National Academy of Design; and from 1867 to 1869 he was an instructor at the National Academy of Design, and continued to exhibit his artwork on a regular basis, until his death in 1880 at the age of 59.

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