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 Elizabeth Emmet Leroy  (1794 - 1878)

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Lived/Active: Massachusetts / England      Known for: pastel and oil portrait painting

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1794
 
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1878

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Massachusetts / England

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A portrait painter in pastel and oil who exhibited in 1873 at the National Academy of Design, Elizabeth Emmet Leroy came from a family of men in the shipbuilding business.  Her great granddaughter was the founder of the White Star Steamboat Liners, and used her image for advertising which became a bookmark collector's item.  She was a cousin of steamboat builder Robert Fulton whose portrait she painted. She exhibited in 1873 at the National Academy of Design.

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