Currently on View in K212
Louisa seems an assured, engaging model in her fashionable empire-cut gown.
Louisa was the daughter of Indianapolis banker Stoughton Fletcher and wife of Hoosier author Booth Tarkington, whom she divorced in 1911.
The artist and Louisa were friends with a mutual interest in art.
Estate of Louisa Fletcher Connely [1878-1957], Providence, Rhode Island; purchased by Robert A. Hart, Barrington, Rhode Island in 1957; by descent to Paul Darling in 1989; purchased by (Spanierman Gallery, New York, New York) in 1995; purchased by the Indianapolis Museum of Art in 1996.