2.5 in HIGH x 13.375 in WIDE x 12 in DEEP
(6.35 cm HIGH x 33.97 cm WIDE x 30.48 cm DEEP)
Gift of Anne Ellinwood

Paint box, tin painted black with artist's palette, wood, in traditional shape with thumb hole. Box contains numerous tubes of used paints, a small pair of needle nose pliers, a milk glass bottle, and one small paint brush. History supplied by donor: Artist's oil paints and palette belonged to my aunt - Maria Wheeler Stone - (1875-1920) who painted as M. W. Stone to disguise the fact she was woman. She studied with Camille Pissarro and at age 18 she was represented at the 1893 Chicago Columbian Exposition, in the upstairs (or women's) gallery. No women artists in the main gallery! Her work is included in the Bohemian Club collection. She lived and studied in Europe and New York together with her sister - whose work was far less representational (a true impressionist) but who was never satisfied with her work and usually destroyed it. I rescued a few. Both had their (??) study at the California School of Fine Arts - now the Art Institute. For some years a scholarship in M. W. Stone's name wws maintained here.

Used: Ellinwood family | San Francisco | Maria Wheeler Stone ~ painter | Painting

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