Unglazed oil on canvas painting of two infants in white gowns rising upward. Ornate, wood frame with gilded composite decorative molding. Signed ”C.T. Webber” in lower left corner.
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Title: Babes Ascending
Creator: Webber, C.T.
Location: Fremont, Ohio
Provenance: the title for this painting is not known; ”Babes Ascending” is the title given to it by a former Hayes Presidential Center director, Les Fishel, in the 1980’s. There is a letter from C. T. Webber to President Hayes where he mentions ”...the picture of your children is ready....I ordered a suitable frame...” dated April 23, 1881. It is believed he was writing about this portrait.