Seated Young Lady

Collection Type

  • Art

Date

1825-1835

GUSN

GUSN-2805

Description

Small rectangular format of a young woman in a low-cut figure dress, sitting on a red sofa with a draped red curtain in back of her. She hold a gold-tooled leather book in her right hand. There is a band of canary yellow with trompe l'acie detailing, making a frame. Oil on a mahogany panel.

Details

Descriptive Terms

portraits
paintings (visual works)
mahogany (wood)
oil paint (paint)
panels (wood)
panel paintings (painting by form)
portraits
figure- and animal-derived motifs
women (female humans)
Mahogany
Oil
Panel
Portrait
Woman
PICTURE, PORTRAIT

Inscription

In pencil across the top of the painted frame reads: The Bottle Nose Branty. Taped to the back of the panel (now in the file folder) is a folded page from the ""Maine Antique Digest"", Aug. 1983. It has an article about an auction which included two portraits by Frantz Fleischbein, a 19th cent. Louisiana painter. The portraits are of two young women, part of the Pugh family(?), a ""great dynasty before the Civil War"". They were purchased by the Louisiana State Museum. NFL's handwritten comment on the newspaper, ""attribution same hand??"" Typed on a jelly label on the back of the panel in the upper right corner is written: Lady from Gloucester, Mass. [there is also an illegible pencil inscription on the bottom center on the back of the panel.

Associated Building

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

Maker

Unknown

Object Type

Art

Dimensions

10.5 x 8 (HxW) (inches)

Credit Line

Gift of Bertram K. and Nina Fletcher Little

Accession Number

1991.1256

Places

Massachusetts (United States)