I’m so excited to share this with you!! Last week, a doctoral candidate Alba Campo Rosilla from the University of Delaware got in contact with me to say that she is writing a dissertation on G P A Healy. In her research she discovered a portrait of Colonel Thorn, and who I believe is Ida (later Fox) and Ellen (later Kirkland) and Eugene Thorn (b. 1831; d.1876). If it is Eugene, it’s pretty exciting to see him for the first time!
Alba says, “I assume Healy painted this portrait first and then made the smaller version with the two girls, probably for himself, since the painting of the girls remained in Healy’s family…”
Here it is:
Below is the painting of the girls alone, which I have blogged about before. You can see they are wearing the same dresses. I wish we could get a colour version of the one above – but I am so grateful to Alba for making contact with this gem!