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Portrait of William Gray Purcell
Catherine Garns Gray, ca. 1882
Pastel on paper

The most compelling aspect to this portrait rendered by a doting grandmother is the sense of hopefulness and enthusiasm for life already shining in the eyes of a future architect.  The original lacks the mar seen in this image, which is taken from a scan of an old 35 mm slide.

   Collection: William Gray Purcell Papers, Northwest Architectural Archives, University of Minnesota Libraries [AW:A1]
research courtesy mark hammons