A woman in New Jersey owns a portrait she believes is a lost masterpiece by one of America's greatest illustrators and artists, Howard Chandler Christy.
The painting's subject is claimed to be Evelyn Nesbit, the actress and model who came to fame in 1906 when her husband killed a famous architect accused of "taking advantage" of her. As the star witness, Evelyn’s testimony gets Harry off by reason of insanity and she becomes New York’s most infamous celebrity.
The resulting scandal rocked New York in the early 1900's and became the "trial of the century."
But is this painting authentic? Could this be a previously unknown portrait of Evelyn Nesbit?
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