An Actress (Portrait of Suzanne Santje)Made in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States, North and Central America
Thomas Eakins, American, 1844 - 1916
Oil on canvas
Currently not on view
1929-184-23Gift of Mrs. Thomas Eakins and Miss Mary Adeline Williams, 1929
LabelSuzanne Santje (1873-1947) was a Philadelphia-born actress who studied music in Berlin and drama in Paris. Eakins shows her not on stage but during a private moment in her study, dressed in a vibrant gown and surrounded by objects, including a script of the romantic drama Camille, and a portrait of her father, Charles Shearer Keyser.