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Portrait of Marjorie Merriweather Post

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Portrait of Marjorie Merriweather Post

Made by: Salisbury, Frank O.

On view in: Mansion Exhibit - Library 1

About this object

A portrait of MMP seated 3/4 facing to the left in profile. She has brown hair with a frosted streak, curled in tight waves. She is wearing a long two strand pearl necklace, a white fur scarf thrown over her right arm and shoulder, and a piece of red velvet drapery over her right shoulder and left leg. She is wearing a white satin sleeveless dress cut in a low V at back, fastened by a ruby and diamond brooch, which matches the ruby bracelet and ring she also wears. In the background is a panel of red and gold brocade at the left and a piece of yellow drapery in the upper right hand corner. The upper edge of the chair is visible at the middle left of the painting.

Object name:
Oil Painting
Made from:
Oil on canvas
Made in:
Date made:
H. 49 1/4 in., W. 39 1/4 in.
overall __125.10 CM __99.70 CM

Detailed information for this item

Catalog number:
Signature marks:
SIGNATURE; DATE __lower right: Frank O. Salisbury 1934 (in black)
Credit line:
Bequest of Marjorie Merriweather Post, 1973
Displayed in exhibition:
Ingenue to Icon: 70 Years of Fasion from the Collection of Marjorie Merriweather Post. Hillwood Estate, Museum & Gardens, Jun 6 - Dec 31, 2015.
Featured in publication:
Odom, Anne and Liana Paredes Arend. A Taste for Splendor: Russian Imperial and European Treasures from the Hillwood Museum. Edited by Nancy Eickel. Alexandria, VA: Art Services International, 1998.
Paredes, Liana. Spectacular: Gems and Jewelry from the Merriweather Post Collection. Washington, D.C.: Hillwood Estate, Museum & Garden; London: D. Giles Ltd., 2017.