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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: 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.

Category:
paintings
Object name:
PORTRAIT OF MARJORIE MERRIWEATHER POST
Made from:
Oil on canvas
Made in:
ENGLAND
Date made:
ca. 1930
Size:
51.4 × 36.2 cm (20 1/4 × 14 1/4 in.)

Detailed information for this item

Catalog number:
51.141
Class:
PAINTING
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"