Susie Kent Southwick
Thomas Waterman Wood
On View: American Identities: A New Look, Everyday Life/A Nation Divided, 5th Floor
The sitter was the only daughter of John and Ella Southwick, prominent Brooklyn residents who lived in a handsome brownstone house at 34 Livingston Street. John Southwick, a collector of paintings, owned Lake George, by John F. Kensett. and A Catskill Stream, by Asher B, Durand, both of which Susie Southwick would give to the BMA in 1933 in memory of her parents. Southwick also commissioned a series of family portraits during the 1870s. Including this one of Susie seated in a landscape setting by the genre painter Thomas Waterman Wood.
Oil on canvas
Signed at lower center of oval image: "T.W. Wood / 1873"
Gift of the American Art Council
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Thomas Waterman Wood (American, 1823-1903). Susie Kent Southwick, 1873. Oil on canvas, 12 x 9 7/8 in. (30.5 x 25.1 cm). Brooklyn Museum, Gift of the American Art Council, 1999.54.7
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