Results 1 2995
1851 Previous Next

Portrait of Jennie Walters Delano (1853-1922)
Explore Object
Creative Commons License

Portrait of Jennie Walters Delano (1853-1922)

Description Provenance Credit
Description Chartran, a portraitist who specialized in celebrities and historical subjects, enjoyed a remarkable following in both France and America at the turn of the century. Apart from his skill in presenting flattering images, Chartran was admired for his "tact and bright sociability" that made him a "favorite among foreigners to visit New York." Jennie Walters was the daughter of William Thompson Walters (1819-1894) and Ellen Harper Walters (1822-1862). She was raised by her father and in the course of her education attended school in Paris; St. Mary's Convent, Georgetown, and Harvard University. While in Cambridge she married Warren Delano. They lived in Orange, New Jersey, and later in New York. Mrs. Delano survived her husband by two years. The subject was short in stature and full in figure. She is shown voluminously clad, seated in three-quarters length wearing a double-layered dress, the outer being black tulle and lace and the inner white satin. Her sleeves are wide and ruffled and she wears a white lace "Bertha." Gazing directly at the viewer, left hand on her shoulder and right in her lap, she appears confident and self-assured.
Provenance Mrs. Frederick B. Adams, New York, [daughter of Jennie Walters] 1922, by inheritance; Walters Art Museum, Baltimore, 1973, by gift.
Credit Gift of Mrs. Frederick B. Adams, 1973

Download Image Add to Collection Creative Commons License

ca. 1900
oil on canvas
(Painting & Drawing)
Accession Number
H: 53 9/16 x W: 42 1/2 in. (136 x 108 cm)
  • USA (Place of Origin)
Location Within Museum
Not On View


    Thumbnail: Portrait of Jennie Walters Delano (1853-1922)
    Zoom Out Zoom In Back to Details  
    Full Size: Portrait of Jennie Walters Delano (1853-1922)