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Portrait of Elizabeth Otis Spear

Description

This large portrait depicts Elizabeth Otis Spear with dark curled hair parted in the middle. Her hair is covered by an elaborately laced and be-ribboned white cap that ties under her chin. She wears a black dress with a white ruffled lace neck frill. Over her shoulders she has a white shawl with an embroidered floral edge. On the fourth finger of her left hand she wears a large ring set with stones. She is seated in a red-upholstered chair with a carved, gilded crest rail and stiles.

Details

Maker
unknown
Date
1825-1840
Material
canvas
oil paint (paint)
Object type
Art
Descriptive terms
canvas
oil paint (paint)
paintings (visual works)
Picture
Portrait
portraits
People and organizations
Spear, Elizabeth Otis
Dimensions
37 1/4 x 32 x 3 1/2 (HxWxD) (inches)
Accession Number
1959.506
Credit Line
Gift of Choonh Miko Ko
GUSN
46221
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