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MINIATURE OF ADELAIDE BREVOORT CLOSE

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MINIATURE OF ADELAIDE BREVOORT CLOSE

Made by: Harriet Jane Putnam

Currently in storage


About this object

The base of the frame is made from white marble which is narrower in the center and wider at the ends. It has a beaded upper edge. The rectangular frame has an openwork decoration of dart shaped leaves with acanthus leaves in the corners. The frame is supported by two youthful water figures with human bodies and fish tails. At the top is a basket of flowers. The miniature shows Adelaide on one side and Eleanor on other. Both are in their early teens. Adelaide's hair is long, while Eleanor's is short and has a band around it. Both wear short sleeve dresses with rounded necks. Adelaide's dress is dark in color, while Eleanor's is light colored.

Category:
paintings
Object name:
MINIATURE OF ADELAIDE BREVOORT CLOSE
Made from:
Watercolor on ivory
Made in:
New York, USA
Date made:
1922
Size:
H. 7 3/4 in., W. 6 3/4 in.

Detailed information for this item

Catalog number:
14.107.2
Signature marks:
MARK; SIGNATURE on back of frame: Adelaide Brevoort Close 1922 and Eleanor Post Close 1922 ; on front lower left of miniature: Harriet J. Putnam
Credit line:
Bequest of Marjorie Merriweather Post, 1973