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    Posted 8 years ago

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    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.

    Original sale:

    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, 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.

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    1. kyratango kyratango, 8 years ago
      She's glorious! I noticed the wonderful jade necklace, butterfly brooch and earrings, assorted to the asian theme of wearing a kimono shaped dress!
    2. vintagelamp vintagelamp, 8 years ago
      Thank you! I was very lucky to find this.
    3. vintagelamp vintagelamp, 8 years ago
      Thank you! There are also butterflies handpainted on the edges of the frame.
    4. vintagelamp vintagelamp, 8 years ago
      Me too!!! Thank you!
    5. kyratango kyratango, 8 years ago
      Nearly the same necklace! :
    6. kyratango kyratango, 8 years ago
      I love so much this portrait I'll love it each time I visit your post :-D
    7. vintagelamp vintagelamp, 8 years ago
      I am so happy that others are enjoying this portrait as much as I enjoy it! Thank you for all of the kind comments.
    8. vintagelamp vintagelamp, 8 years ago
      That is the same thing that happened to me! Something drew me to this portrait that is unexplainable. I just had to have it. It had made its way from the Hamptons NY to St. Petersburg, FL. The shop owner had the whole history as well as the subject wrong. When I discovered the "Dark Shadows" connection, it became even more special. It looked like something that could have been hanging on the walls of the Collins mansion. The artist who painted it is known as one of the "Mad Men." The doctor that had it painted is very mysterious and lived in a wonderful mansion that was featured in a magazine spread. Everything about it drips with mystery, style, class. I find it very spiritual . You made me realize again how much I love my "Green Lady."
    9. vintagelamp vintagelamp, 8 years ago
      I bought the whole series on DVD and I am watching them now. I used to live in Waycross, GA
    10. vintagelamp vintagelamp, 8 years ago
      Wish you were closer. I would loan them to you!
    11. vintagelamp vintagelamp, 8 years ago
      I know that you were kidding! Yes, we both love the green lady! I think that I have another photo of Nell I may add. Dark Shadows has some full episodes on youtube
    12. SEAN68 SEAN68, 8 years ago
    13. kyratango kyratango, 8 years ago
      As said, love it again!
    14. inky inky, 8 years ago
      She has such all your 'stuff' and when have more time am going to sit down with a cuppa and go through them all..fabulous!...:-)
    15. vintagelamp vintagelamp, 8 years ago
      Thank you! I think that Nell is my favorite of all!
    16. Virginia.vintage Virginia.vintage, 8 years ago
      She transmits a deep presence and transfers the oeuvre. Love it!
    17. vintagelamp vintagelamp, 8 years ago
      Thank you, Virginia. She is very high on my favorite's list!
    18. kyratango kyratango, 8 years ago
      St Patrick day, special green Lady love !
    19. vintagelamp vintagelamp, 8 years ago
      kyra, Thank you from the "Green Lady!"
    20. kyratango kyratango, 8 years ago
      Green Lady wanted at the CW door to fire the trolls!
    21. vintagelamp vintagelamp, 8 years ago
      kyra, Green Lady puts up with no idiots! The next time someone acts up she will send them a photo of her chamber pot so that they have a pot to piss in and leave the others alone...just wait... she means it!!!!!
    22. kyratango kyratango, 8 years ago
      We missed her for the struggle ;-)
      Hope no children were around to see the posts Ô..Ô
    23. vintagelamp vintagelamp, 8 years ago
      kyra, I didn't see the posts either, but I had that very weird post the other day telling me to burn my seagull painting...very strange!!!
    24. kyratango kyratango, 8 years ago
      Better you didn't saw... Very ...anal and explicite!
    25. vintagelamp vintagelamp, 8 years ago
      kyra, Was it sent to you?
    26. DrFluffy DrFluffy, 8 years ago
      I am still in shock of what was up for 6ish hours... I only got to see last half hour or so... Very explicit and very bad.
    27. vintagelamp vintagelamp, 8 years ago
      Where was it posted? Where at? tell me more?
    28. kyratango kyratango, 8 years ago
      As mystery posts, with descriptions for the accessories or furniture in background, like old nordic teak dresser or a victorian gynecological instrument.
      Each comment on it put it in front of what happening now! They were two, bullied antiquerose and sean, saying they were hackers who will break down their pc and the site if some sue was made upon them.
    29. Virginia.vintage Virginia.vintage, 8 years ago
      Re loving! I wish you stay ok dear vl, a big hug to you!
    30. vintagelamp vintagelamp, 8 years ago
      VV, Love hearing from you!!! A hug to you and Junior. I am still here. Just the weather is getting nicer and I am out more. I just got something cool that I will post at the end of the week. Take care VV!!!!!!
    31. AnneLanders AnneLanders, 8 years ago
      "ready for my close up Mr De Mill"

      awesome pose!!!!!!!!
    32. vintagelamp vintagelamp, 8 years ago
      AnneLanders (thought for a moment you were the famous columnist but I do not think that she is around anymore). Thank you for your comment...that is a quote from my favorite movie. No wonder I had to have this does look like Ms. Desmond's pose!!!!
    33. vintagelamp vintagelamp, 7 years ago
      Nicefice, Thank you! This is one of my most-favorite things! It doesn't hurt that I love Dark Shadows also.
    34. Virginia.vintage Virginia.vintage, 7 years ago
      Reeeeee loving!!!
    35. vintagelamp vintagelamp, 7 years ago
      VV, The "Green Lady" sends her love!
    36. Junkman60 Junkman60, 7 years ago
      Good morning from the east coast of Florida.
      Your paying is wonderful I have been lucky enough to purchase several oil portraits of women which I will be posting .I have them displayed in my home and tell visitors who visit that they are distant relatives ,Mark
    37. vintagelamp vintagelamp, 7 years ago
      Junkman60, Thank you! I will be looking for your portraits!
    38. kyratango kyratango, 5 years ago
      Joining Jenni to love Nell/Green Lady again :-))
    39. JustBrowsing, 2 years ago
      Hi vintagelamp. This is a belated response, coming six years later, but I see you’ve kept your green lady as your icon, so here goes: I knew the doctor who owned this painting to start with, George Gallenkamp. He and his partner were friends with my family, and George tutored me in French when I was in 9th grade. I’d go over to their mansion for lessons, and maybe it was on one of those visits he showed me this painting. It made quite an impression on me at 14! And George was a very sweet man. Have more to share if you are interested, but am not sure if you’ll see this, as this posting is so old. I’m not normally on this site but will hop back on if I receive notification you’ve responded.
    40. vintagelamp vintagelamp, 2 years ago
      So great to hear from you! I have been looking for more information on George Gallenkamp for some time. I found a photo of his headstone but nothing else. I would love to know more about him and anything he may have told you regarding the painting or the painting's subject.
      I am currently in the process of moving, so it may be several days before I can respond, but I would love to hear more! Thank you so much!!!
    41. vintagelamp vintagelamp, 2 years ago

      Having trouble getting my emails to you.
    42. Alfred1o1 Alfred1o1, 2 years ago
      Very graceful painting wife loves dark shadows, has all the tapes on it and I just caught it on cable last week .... enjoy the day because its my day all day ,..smiling .
    43. vintagelamp vintagelamp, 2 years ago
      Thanks for the comment and the attachment. I have to watch the Johnny Depp version. I really love the original 1960s version!
    44. Fowink Fowink, 1 year ago
      Hello, I’m curious if you have any information about the artist. I had a dear friend by the name of John Northcross when 25 years ago. I was in my early 20’s and he was in his late 70’s but it didn’t keep us from meeting each day for coffee. We did this for about 5 years! He was my artistic mentor. My John was also an advertising artist that did portrait work. I’m curious if there is a way to know if this could be one of my dear friends painting?! Either way it is beautiful; it even looks like his work!
      Warm regards,

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