Portrait of Two Girls

Collection Type

  • Art

Date

1810-1830

GUSN

GUSN-63838

Description

This painting depicts two young girls in an interior setting. They stand to either side of a green baize-covered table, on which stands a clear glass vase filled with flowers. The older of the two girls holds a posy in her left hand, which rests on the table. She is brunette, dressed in a frilled white chemise over an empire-waisted blue gown decorated with white sprigs. She has a printed yellow kerchief knotted around her neck. Her dress is belted below the bosom with a black ribbon and paste buckle She wears a stranded coral necklace and coral earrings. She wears white stockings and black shoes. The smaller girl wears a white dress, white chemise, printed yellow kerchief, black belt, paste buckle and black shoes. She holds a small openwork basket in her right hand, partially filled with red berries. She holds a cluster of berries in her left hand. The room is decorated with a large carpet or painted floorcloth. Behind the girls and to the right is a large paned window, partially covered with swagged drapery held in place with gold cords that end in tassels. Tree tops and clouds are visible through the window. The painting is framed in black with a gilt inner frame.

Details

Descriptive Terms

paintings (visual works)
canvas
oil paint (paint)
girls
Picture
Portrait
Oil
Coated Canvas
Girl
Portrait

Associated Building

Used at Barrett House (New Ipswich, N.H.),

Additional Identification Number

P1175

Maker

Unknown

Credit Line

Gift of Caroline Barr Wade

Accession Number

1987.1001

Date

1810-1830 (based on costume)