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Ruth Payne Burgess and John W. Burgess in New York studio

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John W. Burgess sits in a chair in the New York studio of Ruth Payne Burgess (his wife) as she paints a portrait of him.

Ruth Burgess Red Farmhouse VT watercolor

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Watercolor of Red Farmhouse, VT signed by Ruth Payne Burgess, 1930

Ruth Burgess sketchbook

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Leather sketchbook with initials RPB embossed on front cover. Inside it signed by Ruth Payne Burgess, Newport, Rhode Island. Page one contain one…