[Libbie Rice Farish, 3/4 portrait]

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Portrait of Libbie Rice Farish standing behind a chair wearing pearls and a pendant.

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Original print, black and white. 10" x 15"

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Harris & Ewing c. 1928.

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This photograph is part of the collection entitled: Robert Joy Collection and was provided by The Museum of Fine Arts, Houston to The Portal to Texas History, a digital repository hosted by the UNT Libraries. It has been viewed 125 times . More information about this photograph can be viewed below.

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The Museum of Fine Arts, Houston

The Museum of Fine Arts, Houston contributes photographs from the Robert Joy Collection. Joy, Houston's premiere portraitist, painted more than 350 portraits over a career that spanned more than forty years. Lawyers, politicians, and the socially elite of Houston were among those who sat for Joy. Photos in the collection, assembled over the course of his work, include those of Lillie Abercrombie, Robert E. Blaffer, Sarah Campbell Blaffer, Alfred C. Glassell Jr., William Clayton, Libbie Rice Farish, William Stamps Farish, Lamar Fleming, and Lyndon B. Johnson.

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Portrait of Libbie Rice Farish standing behind a chair wearing pearls and a pendant.

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Original print, black and white. 10" x 15"

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Libbie Rice Farish (1888-1978) was a member of the Rice family of Houston. Her great-uncle William Marsh Rice founded Rice University. She was the wife of William Stamps Rice, a founder of Humble Oil and Refining Company and later president of Standard Oil. She was a patron of the arts and education, a lifetime trustee of the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, a founding trustee of St. John's School, a trustee of the William Stamps Farish Fund at Rice University and a major contributor to the Society for the Performing Arts.

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Robert Joy Collection

Robert Joy, considered Houston's premiere portraitist, painted more than 350 portraits over a career that spanned more than forty years. Lawyers, politicians, and the socially elite of Houston were among those who sat for Joy. Photos in the collection, assembled over the course of his work, include those of Lillie Abercrombie, Robert E. Blaffer, Sarah Campbell Blaffer, Alfred C. Glassell Jr., William Clayton, Libbie Rice Farish, William Stamps Farish, Lamar Fleming, and Lyndon B. Johnson.

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  • c. 1928

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Harris & Ewing. [Libbie Rice Farish, 3/4 portrait], photograph, c. 1928; (texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth18587/: accessed September 28, 2016), University of North Texas Libraries, The Portal to Texas History, texashistory.unt.edu; crediting The Museum of Fine Arts, Houston.