Posted 6 years ago
This is a portrait of Cornelia "Nell" Flint Cousins Egan who was the second wife of a famous war correspondent. This was painted in 1971 by John Northcross who was an advertising artist. After I purchased this, I discovered that it once belonged to an actor who played a doctor in the original Dark Shadows television series (see last photo with Peter Turgeon on the left). He was the doctor who was murdered by Barnabas Collins, the vampire in one of the episodes. I love this painting. I contacted the actor's daughter who sent me the actual photo of Mrs. Egan who lived in the Hamptons in New York.
Painted by John Northcross in 1971. Owned by Dr. George Van Derveer Gallenkamp. From the estate of Peter Turgeon, artist and actor. Peter played Dr. Dave Woodard on the original Dark Shadows television series
JOHN NORTHCROSS (American, 20th Century), Portrait Mrs. Martin Egan. Oil on linen. Signed lower left John Northcross. Has a tag affixed to the frame, portrait of Mrs. Martin Egan, "T.C." property of George B. Gallenkamp painted by John Northcross 1971. There is a typed label on back stretcher, Property of Dr. George Gallenkamp Orwell, Vt. Good condition. Painting measures 50" x 30 ¼". Period frame measures 58 ¾" x 39". House of Heydenryk custom frame. Painting is from the Amagansett, Long Island estate of artist/actor Peter Turgeon (1919-1999).
MRS. MARTIN EGAN ASSISTED CHARITIES
Mrs. Martin Egan, who was active in charitable causes, died Thursday at her home after a long illness. She was 83 years old and lived at 1 East End Avenue. Mrs. Egan, who was born in Brooklyn, was the widow of Martin Egan, a war correspondent and a member of JP Morgan & Co.
She graduated from Adelphi Academy and served in France in the Women's Auxiliary of the American Expeditionary Force during World War I.
Mrs. Egan was especially interested in the Animal Medical Center of New York, the New York Association for the Blind, the Salvation Army, the American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals and the New York Hospital for Rehabilitation.
She was a member of the Junior League of Brooklyn, and belonged to yacht clubs in East Hampton, LI and Nassau, the Bahamas, where she maintained homes.
On Thursday, February 10, wife of the late Martin Egan; cousin of Thomas Flint Cousins and Mrs. Randolph Dickins. Reposing at Frank E. Campbell, Madison Avenue at 81st Street Sunday 3-5 PM. Service Monday 2:30 PM. Internment Green-Wood Cemetery.
Thank you to "JustBrowsing" for the newspaper article with the portrait and Dr. Gallenkamp.