Maggie is a pencil and pastel commissioned
portrait by Ellen Rice, created forMaggie's grandfather
to match portraits the style of portraits his late wife had
had done of their other five grandchildren many years
earlier. Maggie was an unexpected late arrival and
the apple of her granddad's eye.
Her grandfather passed on shortly after Maggie's portrait
was completed. Her dad said her granddad was very happy
that his late wife's desire to have all of their grandchildren
painted was fulfilled.
When he came in the gallery to let Ellen know, he said the
portrait looks more like Maggie than the photograph from
which Ellen drew it.
"I don't know how you did that!," he exclaimed.
Private commission. No prints available.
Portrait likenesses are guaranteed by Ellen.