Portrait of a Girl with Her Jewelry Box

Collection Type

  • Art

Date

1837

GUSN

GUSN-303479

Description

This rectangular genre painting depicts a young girl dressed in a white chemise seated on a thick feather bed. In her lap she holds a small jewel casket, from which she is removing a white beaded necklace with a pendant cross. The bed is surrounded by dark red drapery. A demi-lune side table sits against the wall to the right of the bed. A silver urn sits atop the table. The panel is signed at the lower right in oil and on the back in pencil. It is framed in a veneer frame, possibly not original

Details

Descriptive Terms

paintings (visual works)
oil paint (paint)
wood by composition or origin
PaintingPainting

Inscription

"L. Somerby/1837" (handwritten)
"By L. Somerby/1837" (handwritten)

Additional Identification Number

1059.1
2014.68
988

Maker

Somerby, Lorenzo (American painter, 1816-1883) (Artist)

Object Type

Art

Credit Line

Museum Purchase

Accession Number

2014.68.1

Date

1837 (dated lower right)