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Portrait of Marjorie Merriweather Post

Made by: Salisbury, Frank O.

On view in: Mansion Exhibit - Adam Bedroom

About this object

A portrait of MMP in an oval frame, shown half length with her face in profile facing to the left. Her body is full front with her right hand slightly raised. She is holding a long haired gray fur piece which rests on her shoulders and upper body. Her left hand is posed at her waist with the fingers pointing. Her hair is grayish, and curled stiffly above her ear. She is wearing a sapphire and diamond necklace, sapphire earrings, and a matching clip at the center edge of her low cut black dress. The dress has embroidered sleeve caps on the shoulders that appear to match the jewelry. She has a large sapphire ring on her right hand and has bright red finger nail polish.

Object name:
Oil Painting
Made from:
Oil on canvas
Made in:
Date made:
H. 35 1/2 in., W. 27 3/4 in.
overall __90.17 CM __70.48 CM

Detailed information for this item

Catalog number:
Signature marks:
SIGNATURE __lower left: Frank O. Salisbury
Credit line:
Bequest of Marjorie Merriweather Post, 1973
Displayed in exhibition:
Cartier: Style and History, Reunion des Musees Nationaux - Grand Palais, Paris. Dec 4, 2013 - Feb 16, 2014
Ingenue to Icon: 70 Years of Fasion from the Collection of Marjorie Merriweather Post. Hillwood Estate, Museum & Gardens, Jun 6 - Dec 31, 2015.
Cartier: Marjorie Merriweather Post’s Dazzling Gems, Hillwood Estate, Museum & Gardens, Washington, D.C., 2014
Featured in publication:
Paredes, Liana. Spectacular: Gems and Jewelry from the Merriweather Post Collection. Washington, D.C.: Hillwood Estate, Museum & Garden; London: D. Giles Ltd., 2017.