Lot 26: James Carroll Beckwith (1852-1917)

Christie's

March 11, 2004
New York, NY, US

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Description: Portrait of Lida Rose McCabe
signed 'Carroll Beckwith' (lower left)
oil on gessoed panel
16 x 12 1/2 in. (40.6 x 31.8 cm.)
Artist or Maker: James Carroll Beckwith (1852-1917)
Notes: Lida Rose McCabe (1865-1938) was an accomplished female figure in journalism around the turn of the century. Born in Columbus, Ohio, McCabe was a Paris Correspondent for both the American Press Association (1889-1890) and for the New York Tribune (1890). McCabe went on to work as a Special Writer for the New York Herald and the New York Times. She opened an ethical lecture course to women at Saint Xavier's College in New York and was the author of several books on the subject of the occupation and compensation of women.
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