Portrait of a Woman

Collection Type

  • Art

Date

1820-1850

GUSN

GUSN-2749

Description

Portrait of a woman's head and shoulders facing right, against a pale gray background. She is wearing a black, square-neck dress with a sheer lace collar; she has a high thin collar with a neckband and a string of gold beads; and a close fitting cap with blue ribbons. She has blue eyes and her hair forms two corkscrew curls over her eyes. It is in its original green painted frame and glazed. Pastel on paper.

Details

Descriptive Terms

portraits
pastels (visual works)
paper (fiber product)
oil pastels
pencils (drawing and writing equipment)
portraits
figure- and animal-derived motifs
women (female humans)
Picture
Portrait
Unidentified Paper
Pastel
Pencil
Woman
Portrait
Portrait

Associated Building

Original to Cogswell's Grant (Essex, Mass.),

Maker

Unknown

Dimensions

16 x 12 (HxW) (inches)

Credit Line

Gift of Bertram K. and Nina Fletcher Little

Accession Number

1991.1193

Places

Massachusetts (United States)