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PORTRAIT OF A LADY

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PORTRAIT OF A LADY

Made by: Hyacinthe Rigaud

On view in: Entry Hall


About this object

Portrait of lady seen almost full length and seated on a chair facing forward. She wears a white and gold brocade dress with buttons in pearls. The dress is edged with lace at the neckline and edges of sleeves. Over her dress, she wears a blue velvet cape lined with a red, gold and blue brocade. Her hair is dressed high in the manner of the period with a curl over each shoulder. She holds a closed fan in her right hand. Her left hand and arm curve around a small dog sitting on her lap. She is seated on a gilt wood chair carved with bell flowers on the arms. At the left is a marble parapet on which a pillow rest. There is a red curtain above. Tassels hang from the curtain. In the upper right corner is a glimpse of a blue sky.

Category:
paintings
Object name:
PORTRAIT OF A LADY
Made from:
Oil on canvas
Made in:
Paris, France
Date made:
c. 1710
Size:
144.8 × 120.9 cm (57 × 47 5/8 in.)

Detailed information for this item

Catalog number:
51.2
Class:
PAINTING
Signature marks:
sticker No 40870 PICTURE Printed on white paper sticker with red edging. The sticker is rectangular and is affixed to uppermost stretcher in the center. inscription 40870 On center stretcher at top, below paper sticker. Handwritten in pencil and underlined. Presumably, this is a gallery inventory number. inscription on sticker L.5.5. L.5.5. Written on sticker affixed to upper right corner of frame, rear. First line is written in pencil. The second line is written in ink and is less precise. The inscription could read 'L.S.S.' The sticker is discolored, most likely from contact with the wood.
Credit line:
Bequest of Marjorie Merriweather Post, 1973