Carved Portrait of a Woman

Collection Type

  • Art

Date

1860-1890

GUSN

GUSN-3283

Description

Oval plaque of a woman, three-quarter face turned to the right. Her head and shoulders are enclosed in black drapery with yellow fringe. Her hair is parted in the middle with long curls at the sides of her face. The neck of the dress is edged with red and gold, and she wears a necklace of blue beads and a heart medallion. The carving is covered with old, dark, yellowed varnish. Carved from pine and painted in oil.

Details

Descriptive Terms

carvings (visual works)
amber (fossil resin)
carving (processes)
ebony (wood)
glass (material)
oil paint (paint)
pine (wood)
pine (wood)
portraits
figure- and animal-derived motifs
women (female humans)
Sculpture
Carving
Pine
Oil
Ebony
Glass
Amber
Carved
Portrait
Woman
Carving

Inscription

On a jelly label on the lower left of the board back, written in fountain pen is: Purchased at/the Oliver/Williams auction,/July 26, 1966. On the upper left of the board back, in black paint is: 83000 .

Associated Building

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

People and Organizations

Queen Victoria

Maker

Unknown

Location of Origin

Canada

Object Type

Art

Dimensions

21 x 14 x 2.625 (HxWxD) (inches)

Credit Line

Gift of Bertram K. and Nina Fletcher Little

Accession Number

1991.1069