[Libbie Rice Farish, 3/4 portrait]


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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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"


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

Considered Houston's premier portraitist, Robert Joy painted more than 350 portraits over a career that spanned more than 40 years. His subjects included lawyers, politicians, and the social elite.

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  • c. 1928

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  • Oct. 5, 2006, 8:52 p.m.

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  • Jan. 2, 2008, 4:18 p.m.

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Harris & Ewing. [Libbie Rice Farish, 3/4 portrait], photograph, c. 1928; (texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth18587/: accessed January 18, 2019), University of North Texas Libraries, The Portal to Texas History, texashistory.unt.edu; crediting The Museum of Fine Arts, Houston.