In an earlier post, I pondered on who was in the painting below, which is listed in the Frick collection as Colonel Thorn and family, and I decided it was Ellen or Alice, Ida, Eugene and Colonel Thorn.
I checked back recently and Frick had updated their archive details (or maybe I’d missed them first time around).
It now says it the people in the painting are Colonel Herman Thorn, Captain Herman Thorn Jr, Angeline (de Pau) and Mary (de Varaigne). The problem is that the painting is dated 1851, Paris. By 1851, Herman Jr was dead, and the girls were close to 40 years old. So I’m pretty confused now. The dates match better with the three youngest Thorn Children.