[Portrait of Mary Van den Berge Hill, seated, partial profile]

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Formal portrait of Mary Van den Berge Hill, seated with arms on back of chair and head in partial profile. She is wearing a dark dress with elaborate beading on sleeves and her hair is in a braid wrapped around her head. Note on back of photo reads, "Mrs. George A. Hill, Jr./Director of Region VIII/Houston, Texas . . . Association of Junior League of America, Inc/Waldorf Astoria Hotel/New York City"

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original print, black and white (7 1/4"x10")

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Creator: Unknown. 1932.

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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 40 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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Formal portrait of Mary Van den Berge Hill, seated with arms on back of chair and head in partial profile. She is wearing a dark dress with elaborate beading on sleeves and her hair is in a braid wrapped around her head. Note on back of photo reads, "Mrs. George A. Hill, Jr./Director of Region VIII/Houston, Texas . . . Association of Junior League of America, Inc/Waldorf Astoria Hotel/New York City"

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original print, black and white (7 1/4"x10")

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Robert Joy Collection

Considered Houston's premiere portraitist, Robert Joy painted more than 350 portraits over a career that spanned more than 40 years. Lawyers, politicians, and the Houston social elite were among those who sat for Joy, including notable figures like President Lyndon B. Johnson and philanthropist Ima Hogg.

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  • 1932

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  • Oct. 6, 2006, 9:27 a.m.

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  • Feb. 28, 2007, 4:42 p.m.

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[Portrait of Mary Van den Berge Hill, seated, partial profile], photograph, 1932; (texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth18669/: accessed February 28, 2017), University of North Texas Libraries, The Portal to Texas History, texashistory.unt.edu; crediting The Museum of Fine Arts, Houston.