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More images will be ready before May 15. Estimate: $400 - $600
Also signed by the sitter Rupert Hughes outside of the portrait. Size: 8 7/8 in x 6 ¼ in. (Sheet size 17 x 13 in)
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Leonebel Uhlman Jacobs (December 15, 1884 – April 15, 1967) was a distinguished portrait
painter active from 1918 to 1940’s. Not only the former first lady Anna Eleanor Roosevelt used the words distinguished
artist in her famous diary My Day, of July 18, 1939, but also because Jacobs often appeared on many newspapers at that
time. Jacobs was also famous of hers having painted more notables than any other portrait painters at her time. She had
painted three US presidents Galvin Goolidge, Herbert Hoover, and Warren G. Harding, and three first ladies in live. She
also painted Secretary of the Treasury Andrew Mellon whose name is on the Building of Old Town of Manassas Post
Office dated 1931. It was during her stay in Washington, she met Mr. and Mrs. Wellington Koo (顧維鈞) who
recommended and invited her to visit Peking. The beautiful portrait of Mrs. Koo was a magic key that open the sacred door
of China, and the Forbidden City. She had already won wide reputations. Jacobs visited and stay in China for three years
outside the Forbidden City. She brought a Northern Song Dynasty painting painted by Zhao Lingrang (赵令穰/大年) to United States.





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Leonebel Jacobs Etching: Portrait of Rupert Hughes.

Estimate $400 - $600Jun 29