Woman of the Century/Jennette Shephard H. Loop
LOOP, Mrs. Jennette Shephard Harrison, artist, born in New Haven, Conn., 5th March, 1840. She is descended on her father's side from Rev. John Davenport and Oliver Wolcott, of Connecticut, and on her mother's side from Nathaniel Lynde, one of the first settlers of Say brook and the founder of the first Yale College. Nathaniel Lynde was a grandson of Kenelm, Earl of Digby. She began her art studies under Professor Bail in her native city, and later entered the studio of Henry A. Loop, becoming his wife in 1864. With him JENNETTE SHEPHARD HARRISON LOOP. she spent two years of study in Rome. Venice and Paris. Most of her professional life has been passed in New York City. In 1875 she was elected an associate of the National Academy of Design, and has exhibited in nearly all of its exhibitions since. Many prominent people of New Haven have portraits r>y her, ant! her portraits of New York people have given her a wide reputation. She has produced a number of ideal pictures. She has four daughters, three of whom are studying music and painting. Her home is in New York.