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PORTRAIT OF MARJORIE MERRIWEATHER POST

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PORTRAIT OF MARJORIE MERRIWEATHER POST

Made by: Frank O. Salisbury

On view in: First Floor Library


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.

Category:
paintings
Object name:
PORTRAIT OF MARJORIE MERRIWEATHER POST
Made from:
Oil on canvas
Made in:
ENGLAND
Date made:
1934
Size:
125.1 × 99.7 cm (49 1/4 × 39 1/4 in.)

Detailed information for this item

Catalog number:
51.140
Class:
PAINTING
Signature marks:
SIGNATURE; DATE lower right: Frank O. Salisbury 1934 (in black)
Credit line:
Bequest of Marjorie Merriweather Post, 1973
Featured in publication:
"A Taste for Splendor: Russian Imperial and European Treasures from the Hillwood Museum","Spectacular: Gems and Jewelry from the Merriweather Post Collection"