Lot 2197
Lula Ross (American, 1860-1953), St. Mary Magdalene after Pompeo Batoni
Lot Details & Additional Photographs
Oil on canvas, signed at lower right, presented in a period gilt frame with gallery plaque.

Frame dimensions 51 1/4 x 69 1/4 in.

Property of Wake Forest University, Winston-Salem, North Carolina, sold to support art collections care

Miss Lula Ross was born in Alabama, served as a Methodish missionary in Brazil in the 1880s and later was an art instructor at Shorter College in Rome, Georgia.

This is a copy of Batoni's painting, St. Mary Magdalene, which was destroyed during WWII during the bombing of Dresden.

Some surface grime; area of paint loss above cave opening; light abrasions; rubbing to frame.