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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: Adam Dressing Room

About this object

A portrait of MMP seated 3/4 turned to the left, facing almost full front. Her hair is dark with a light streak. She is wearing pearl drop earrings, a two strand pink pearl necklace, a sleeveless low cut black satin dress, and a gray fur piece draped over her left upper arm. Her lower arm is resting on the back of the chair on which she is seated, which is carved and has a curving armrest. Her right arm rests on her knees. There is a piece of white satin draped over her left shoulder onto her lap. She wears a sapphire bracelet and ring on each hand. A miniature schnauzer is seated on the chair at her left side. In the background is a panel of red and gold brocade with a large tassel at the left.

Object name:
Portrait of Marjorie Merriweather Post
Made from:
Oil on canvas
Made in:
Date made:
ca. 1930
overall __20.25 IN __14.25 IN
overall __51.44 CM __36.20 CM

Detailed information for this item

Catalog number:
Signature marks:
SIGNATURE __lower right: Frank O. Salisbury (partially covered by frame)
Credit line:
Bequest of Marjorie Merriweather Post, 1973
Featured in publication:
"Spectacular: Gems and Jewelry from the Merriweather Post Collection"