Clara Weaver Parrish
Portrait of Anne Goldthwaite
North America, American, Alabama
20 3/4 in. x 19 3/4 in. (52.71 cm x 50.17 cm)
Medium and Support:
Oil on canvas
Montgomery Museum of Fine Arts Association Purchase
The sitter, Anne Goldthwaite (American, 1869-1944) was a fellow Alabama artist who lived in New York during various periods of Parrish’s career. Goldthwaite studied at the Academy of Design in New York between 1898 and 1906 and, given her age in this portrait, possibly sat for Parrish there in New York. It is unknown if she studied with the artist, or if they were previously acquainted in Alabama. Goldthwaite traveled to Paris to study in 1906. After her return from Europe in 1913, she spent most of the remainder of her life in New York, with summer visits to her family in Montgomery. The Museum owns over five hundred of her works, including "Well with Red Rooster" (n.d.) (1971.1) and "Yellow Calla Lilies" (n.d.) (1972.84).
American Paintings from the Montgomery Museum of Fine Arts, 2006, cat. no. 39, p. 110.