Nicolai Fechin (1881-1955)
Eda Hurd Lord
signed with initials 'N.F.' (lower right)
pencil, charcoal and pastel on paper
16¾ x 13¾ in. (42.5 x 34.9 cm.)
Executed circa 1930.
The artist.
Eda Hurd Lord, La Jolla, California, the sitter, commissioned from the above.
By descent to the present owner.
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This painting will be included in Galina Tuluzakova’s forthcoming catalogue raisonné of the artist’s work.

One of the first successful businesswomen in Evanston, Illinois, Eda Isadore Hurd Lord plotted the city's land and developed its residential spaces. She was a patron of the arts, donating and lending to museums across the United States.

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