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BEAUTY, WISDOM & THE SPIRIT
A beautiful woman delights the eye; a wise woman, the understanding; a pure one, the soul.
Canoness Elizabeth Throckmorton above seems to combine all of the attributes of Minna Antrim’s quote. The daughter of Sir Robert Throckmorton Bart (who commissioned the work), she served in the Catholic Church in France. Ncolas de Largillierre (1656-1746), its artist, was court painter to Louis XIV and esteemed for his portraiture. American author Antrim (1861-1950) is best known for her sayings and maxims as well as her children’s books.
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