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Carved Portrait of a Woman

1991.1069 (RS80904)

Description

Oval plaque of a woman, three-quarter face turned to the right. Her head and shoulders are enclosed in black drapery with yellow fringe. Her hair is parted in the middle with long curls at the sides of her face. The neck of the dress is edged with red and gold, and she wears a necklace of blue beads and a heart medallion. The carving is covered with old, dark, yellowed varnish. Carved from pine and painted in oil.

Details

Maker
unknown
Date
1860-1890
Inscriptions
On a jelly label on the lower left of the board back, written in fountain pen is: Purchased at/the Oliver/Williams auction,/July 26, 1966. On the upper left of the board back, in black paint is: 83000 .
Location of origin
Canada
Associated Building
Original to Cogswell's Grant (Essex, Mass.).
Material
amber (fossil resin)
carving (processes)
ebony (wood)
glass (material)
oil paint (paint)
pine (wood)
Object type
Art
Descriptive terms
Amber
amber (fossil resin)
Carved
Carving
carving (processes)
carvings (visual works)
Ebony
figure- and animal-derived motifs
Glass
glass (material)
Oil
oil paint (paint)
Pine
pine (wood)
Portrait
portraits
Possibly ebony (wood)
Sculpture
Woman
women (female humans)
People and organizations
Queen Victoria
Dimensions
21 x 14 x 2.625 (HxWxD) (inches)
Accession Number
1991.1069
Credit Line
Gift of Bertram K. and Nina Fletcher Little
GUSN
3283

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