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Seated Young Lady

1991.1256 (RS21195)

Description

Small rectangular format of a young woman in a low-cut figure dress, sitting on a red sofa with a draped red curtain in back of her. She hold a gold-tooled leather book in her right hand. There is a band of canary yellow with trompe l'acie detailing, making a frame. Oil on a mahogany panel.

Details

Maker
unknown
Date
1825-1835
Inscriptions
In pencil across the top of the painted frame reads: The Bottle Nose Branty. Taped to the back of the panel (now in the file folder) is a folded page from the ""Maine Antique Digest"", Aug. 1983. It has an article about an auction which included two portraits by Frantz Fleischbein, a 19th cent. Louisiana painter. The portraits are of two young women, part of the Pugh family(?), a ""great dynasty before the Civil War"". They were purchased by the Louisiana State Museum. NFL's handwritten comment on the newspaper, ""attribution same hand??"" Typed on a jelly label on the back of the panel in the upper right corner is written: Lady from Gloucester, Mass. [there is also an illegible pencil inscription on the bottom center on the back of the panel.
Associated Building
Original to Cogswell's Grant (Essex, Mass.).
Material
mahogany (wood)
oil paint (paint)
panel paintings (painting by form)
panels (wood)
Object type
Art
Places
Massachusetts (United States)
Descriptive terms
figure- and animal-derived motifs
Mahogany
mahogany (wood)
Oil
oil paint (paint)
paintings (visual works)
Panel
panel paintings (painting by form)
panels (wood)
PICTURE, PORTRAIT
Portrait
portraits
Woman
women (female humans)
Dimensions
10.5 x 8 (HxW) (inches)
Accession Number
1991.1256
Credit Line
Gift of Bertram K. and Nina Fletcher Little
GUSN
2805

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