The following information was submitted in April of 2006 by Ms. Lynne Adubato:
Leonebel Jacos spent her early years growing up in the Foreign Colony in Peking, China. Her portraits are a record of the people who crossed her path during that time. She was known as the paint lady. She painted many members of the old court and visiting foreigners one of the latter being Rabindranath Tagore. The portrait caught the attention of Sir Reginald Johnston, English tutor to the Emperor Pu-Yi, and consequently opened the doors of the Forbidden City to Leonebel. When the Chinese Christian General Feng-Yu-Hsing came to power, the Emperor and Empress fled to Tientsin under the protection of the Japanese. There
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