This oil painting in its original frame, portrait of a young girl, (Jean Abendroth) occupied a place of prominence in this architecturally significant, San Diego, Spanish revival home designed by noted early San Diego architect, Richard Riqua.
Charles G. Tracy was hired by the family to paint this portrait of Jean (child prodigy); she is captured here sitting for a recital: the backdrop is a magnificent carved Art Deco, mahogany screen.
Charles G. Tracy
was obviously the family's favored portraitist as exemplified by this significant hire.
Jean Abendroth married Mr. Daley and they moved into Jean's home (designed by Riqua) that she inherited from her aunt. Mr. Daley and Jean were avid collectors and patrons of the early San Diego impressionists.
The painting comes with full provenance and a framed photograph of Jean Abendroth Daley as a young lady.
The family's Bankers Hill mansion and original art and antiques collection remained intact until it was dispersed in 2015. The extended Daley family was instrumental in establishing the San Diego Symphony. They were major early San Diego Patrons of local and the WPA artists.
Jean Abendroth and her husband (Daley), were active in the early San Diego artists association. Mrs. Abendroth Daley studied with famed California painter, Charles Reiffel, and participated in his student exhibition in 1935.
Miss Abendroth's father was the first Concertmaster of the symphony and he is credited as founding the San Diego Symphony in 1927. Credit: Bradley Fine Art San Diego
Jean and Arthur Daley's extensive art collection included works by Charles Reiffel (1862-1942), Maurice Braun (1877-1941), Alfred R. Mitchell (1888-1972), Charles Arthur Fries (1854-1940), Henry George Keller (1869-1949), Everett Gee Jackson (1900-1995) and Belle Baranceau (1902-1988).
Excellent Clean Condition. Please see all photos for a complete description.
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