Jane H. Valentine
Jane H. Valentine, 1866-1934, Marguerite With Her Doll, oil on canvas, 30″ by 25″, signed and dated 1927 lower right, housed in period French style Newcomb Macklin frame. The sitter is Marguerite Barbour Mayer at age 7, daughter of Philadelphia Socialites. Valentine studied at the Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts with William Merritt Chase and Cecilia Beaux, whose influence is clearly seen in this portrait. She was a member of the Philadelphia Art Alliance and Philadelphia Print Club and exhibited at the Albright Art Gallery, Buffalo.