Portrait of Ella and Susan Lyman

Collection Type

  • Art

Date

ca. 1873

GUSN

GUSN-174404

Description

Portrait of Ella Lyman (Mrs. Richard Clarke Cabot 1866-1934) and Susan Lyman (1869-1878). Susan, the blond girl on the left, wears a light blue dress with apron, light blue slippers and tights. Blue hair ribbon and a pearl necklace. She holds a single yellow rose. Her sister, Ella, on the right has long brown hair held back with a red ribbon. She wears a black dress with a lace collar and sleeves. Her sash, tights, slippers are red. Her necklace appears to be made of coral and is a reddish orange color, she is holding a few yellow roses. Ella is sitting on a yellow chair and her feet rest on a matching yellow curtain. A pink rose is laying on the floor (right corner). The background is green and red. The frame and canvas are square shaped. The frame is gesso and gilt.

Details

Descriptive Terms

paintings (visual works)
oil painting (technique)
Painting

Inscription

"Ella Lowell Lyman (Mrs. Richard C. Cabot) / By Porter/Sue Lyman - PROPEL Matthews / Sisters of RT Lyman"

Maker

Porter, Benjamin Curtis, 1845-1902 (Artist)

Location of Origin

Massachusetts

Credit Line

In memory of Charlotte Lyman Clark and Benjamin Schuyler Clark

Accession Number

1997.45

Places

Massachusetts (United States)