[Portrait of Mary Van den Berge Hill]

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Formal portrait proof of Mary Van den Berge Hill wearing long double-stranded pearls and braid wrapped over forehead.

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proof, sepia (7"x9"), frayed edges

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Creator: Unknown. 1925~.

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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 13 times . More information about this photograph can be viewed below.

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Formal portrait proof of Mary Van den Berge Hill wearing long double-stranded pearls and braid wrapped over forehead.

Physical Description

proof, sepia (7"x9"), frayed edges

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Mary Van den Berge Hill was a third generation Texan married to oilman, attorney, and author, George Alfred Hill, Jr. Born in Victoria, Texas, Mary Hill graduated from Sophie Newcomb College in New Orleans, Louisiana. Her civic activities included membership in the Junior League of Houston and in the Roadside Council of the Texas Highway Commission. She was also active in the Garden Club of Houston, serving a term as its president.

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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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  • 1925~

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  • Oct. 6, 2006, 9:29 a.m.

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  • Jan. 9, 2017, 12:33 p.m.

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[Portrait of Mary Van den Berge Hill], photograph, 1925~; (texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth18670/: accessed April 30, 2017), University of North Texas Libraries, The Portal to Texas History, texashistory.unt.edu; crediting The Museum of Fine Arts, Houston.