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Portrait of a Girl with Her Jewelry Box

2014.68.1 (RS258050)

Description

This rectangular genre painting depicts a young girl dressed in a white chemise seated on a thick feather bed. In her lap she holds a small jewel casket, from which she is removing a white beaded necklace with a pendant cross. The bed is surrounded by dark red drapery. A demi-lune side table sits against the wall to the right of the bed. A silver urn sits atop the table. The panel is signed at the lower right in oil and on the back in pencil. It is framed in a veneer frame, possibly not original

Details

Maker
Somerby, Lorenzo (American painter, 1816-1883) (Artist)
Date
1837
dated lower right
Inscriptions
"L. Somerby/1837" (handwritten)
"By L. Somerby/1837" (handwritten)
Material
oil paint (paint)
wood by composition or origin
Object type
Art
Descriptive terms
oil paint (paint)
Painting
paintings (visual works)
wood by composition or origin
Accession Number
2014.68.1
Credit Line
Museum Purchase
GUSN
303479

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