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Portrait artist Jean Reasoner

In late June, 1951, shortly after we arrived from Singapore to stay with cousins¬†in Fredericksburg, Virginia, the artist “Jean Reasoner” came to the family farm (called ‘Rokeby’) to paint all the cousins’ portraits in one afternoon. I believe she painted seven that day. We sat in a highchair while she worked. I remember Mum telling me she charged $25 each. They are done in pastels on paper, and they captured us exactly. Absolutely charming and amazing work. Below are the ones she did of ¬†my younger brother, Sandy, and myself. There is now more information online about this talented portrait painter, whose married name was Plunket.

"Sandy" by Jean Reasoner"Plum" by Jean Reasoner

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