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PORTRAIT OF MARJORIE MERRIWEATHER POST

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PORTRAIT OF MARJORIE MERRIWEATHER POST

Made by: Giulio de Blaas

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.

Category:
paintings
Object name:
PORTRAIT OF MARJORIE MERRIWEATHER POST
Made from:
Oil on canvas
Made in:
ITALY
Date made:
1931
Size:
199.4 × 99.7 cm (78 1/2 × 39 1/4 in.)

Detailed information for this item

Catalog number:
51.149
Class:
PAINTING
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:
"Spectacular: Gems and Jewelry from the Merriweather Post Collection"