[Ima Hogg seated in front of floral arrangement]

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Miss Ima Hogg wearing pearl necklace and earrings seated in front of floral arrangement on table with drapery in the background. Interior shot.

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Original print, black & white. 8" x 10"

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Conway Studios Corp, New York c. 1956.

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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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Miss Ima Hogg wearing pearl necklace and earrings seated in front of floral arrangement on table with drapery in the background. Interior shot.

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Original print, black & white. 8" x 10"

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Ima Hogg (1882-1975), the daughter of first native Texan Governor, James Stephen Hogg, and Sallie Stinson, became a renowned philanthropist. She was a founder and longtime president of the Houston Symphony Society. In the 1930's, she established the Houston Child Guidance Center and Hogg Foundation for Mental Health. A patron of the arts, Miss Hogg donated many important works of art to the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston. In 1957, she donated the Hogg's River Oaks estate, Bayou Bend, to the MFAH to serve as its American decorative arts house museum.

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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. 1956

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Conway Studios Corp, New York. [Ima Hogg seated in front of floral arrangement], photograph, c. 1956; (texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth18680/: accessed December 4, 2016), University of North Texas Libraries, The Portal to Texas History, texashistory.unt.edu; crediting The Museum of Fine Arts, Houston.