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PORTRAIT OF MRS. CLOSE WITH ADELAIDE AND ELEANOR CLOSE

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PORTRAIT OF MRS. CLOSE WITH ADELAIDE AND ELEANOR CLOSE

Made by: August Benziger

Currently in storage


About this object

A group portrait of MMP as Mrs. Edward Close with her two daughters Adelaide and Eleanor Close. MMP is seated at the right wearing a broad brimmed hat and a ruffled off-white dress decorated with pale pink ribbons. She holds a parasol in her left hand, and has a a ball of yarn in her lap with an unfinished piece of knitting. The two girls are to her right. They wear large bows in their hair and matching off-white dresses with pink sashes. They hold garlands of flowers. The younger girl, Eleanor, is seated at the bottom of the painting with her feet crossed. She holds a dog in her arms, his forepaws are on her lap. The older girl, Adelaide, is standing with her mother's hand on her right shoulder. In a landscape setting with dark foliage. MMP sits on a stone ledge with pilasters. To the lower right is the head and shoulders of a hound dog.

Category:
paintings
Object name:
PORTRAIT OF MRS. CLOSE WITH ADELAIDE AND ELEANOR CLOSE
Made from:
Oil on canvas
Made in:
Switzerland
Date made:
1918
Size:
Without Frame: 80 × 53 in. (203.2 × 134.6 cm)

Detailed information for this item

Catalog number:
51.145
Class:
PAINTING
Signature marks:
SIGNATURE; DATE lower left corner: A. Benziger 1918
Credit line:
Bequest of Marjorie Merriweather Post, 1973