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Portrait of Marjorie Merriweather Post

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Portrait of Marjorie Merriweather Post

Made by: Blaas, Giulio de

Currently in storage

About this object

A portrait of MMP in her presentation at court dress. She is standing and facing three quarters to the left. She is holding in her right hand a large ostrich feather fan, which is draped across her front, and her left hand is resting on the fan. She is wearing three white ostrich feathers in her hair with a veil at the back. She is also wearing drop diamond earrings, a four strand pearl necklace, a sleeveless light green chiffon dress with a jeweled shoulder piece on her left shoulder, and embroidery on the bodice, with a long full skirt and train. She is also wearing two emerald and diamond bracelets and an emerald ring on her left hand. She is standing on a terrace between two columns, on a checked floor with a fountain in the distance.

Object name:
Portrait of Marjorie Merriweather Post
Made from:
Oil on canvas
Made in:
Date made:
overall __78.50 IN __39.25 IN
overall __199.39 CM __99.70 CM

Detailed information for this item

Catalog number:
Signature marks:
SIGNATURE; DATE; INSCRIPTION __in red paint, lower left corner: Giulio de Blaas Palm Beach 1931; reverse upper left: Marjorie Post Hutton Presentation Court of St. James June 29 1929
Credit line:
Bequest of Marjorie Merriweather Post, 1973
Featured in publication:
"Ingenue to Icon: 70 Years of Fashion from the Collection of Marjorie Merriweather Post","Spectacular: Gems and Jewelry from the Merriweather Post Collection"