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Lady Madeline Usher
16 x 14 7/8 in. (40.6 x 37.8 cm)
Jeanne Watson Quackenbush
(New York, NY, 1921 - 1991, Palm Desert, California)
Medium and Support:
Pastel on paper
Gift of the Artist, Jeanne Watson Quackenbush, in loving memory of her father, James Sibley Watson, Jr.
Location: Not currently on view
The artist imagined Lady Madeline Usher for her father, James Sibley Watson, Jr., who had made a number of experimental films in Rochester during the 1930s, one of which was based on Edgar Allen Poe’s The Fall of the House of Usher.
[Label text from It Came From the Vault exhibition, 2013]