Deane, Lillian Reubena - portrait of herself

This miniature portrait is inscribed on the reverse as being a self portrait. It is signed "Reubena Deane 1900". Lillian Reubena Deane (24 Sep 1880-24 Jun 1972) was born in Chicago and also worked in Los Angeles.

In the 1910 census Lillian described herself as an artist and was living in Chicago with her widowed mother Mary Deane (29 Nov 1848-25 Aug 1945) aged 61, and a lady who seems to be her mother's step-sister Sarah E Deacon aged 69.

By the 1920 census the three of them had moved to Los Angeles, but in the 1930 census Sarah appears to have died and Lillian now called herself L Reubena Deane, artist. 1034

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