This work dates from either the late 1940's or the early 1950's. It is Oil on board and shows some of the old masters layering technique she employed at the time. This is one of the most glamorous portraits. Mary came from German heritage on her father's side and German, Czech, and bohemian blood on her mothers. Out of all ten siblings Mary seemed to have received the highest proportion of the eastern genes. She often was mistaken for Greek or Rumanian. Look closely at her features here, especially the rounded cheeks and almond eyes.
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