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PORTRAIT OF AN UNIDENTIFIED SEATED WOMAN IN "TURKISH" COSTUME

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PORTRAIT OF AN UNIDENTIFIED SEATED WOMAN IN "TURKISH" COSTUME

Made by: Louis Michel van Loo

On view in: Entry Hall


About this object

Portrait of a lady seen nearly full-length and seated on a sofa over which is thrown a blue cloak with a gold border. The lady has her gray hair dressed high and with a curl over each shoulder. There is an ornament in her hair, on her left side, with pearls and from this three strands of pearls looped about her hair and one curl. She wears a choker of two strands of pearls with matching bracelets. Her white dress has alternate stripes-widely spaced- of a rinceau in green with pink roses and a band in gold and green. Her belt is in gold set with red, green and blue stones and pearls. Over her shoulder is a red cloak with an ermine collar and lining. In the background above the lady's head is a blue hanging with a gold border and tassel.

Category:
paintings
Object name:
PORTRAIT OF AN UNIDENTIFIED SEATED WOMAN IN "TURKISH" COSTUME
Made from:
Oil on canvas
Made in:
FRANCE: Paris
Date made:
1758
Size:
146.1 × 113 cm (57 1/2 × 44 1/2 in.)

Detailed information for this item

Catalog number:
51.3
Class:
PAINTING
Signature marks:
SIGNATURE; DATE L.M. Van Loo 1758 At left, above cushion on which sitter's proper right arm rests. The signature is rendered in a dark grey or black semi-cursive that has been outlined with white. inscription K985 Handwritten in black paint in upper rt corner of frame, reverse. label LR 865 VAN LOO: Damenbildnis, sitzend in Hermelinmantel. Typed on yellowed paper glued to upper rt of frame, reverse inscription XII Handwritten in red crayon (?) top of frame, reverse. inscription X Handwritten in pencil (?) top of frame, reverse.
Credit line:
Bequest of Marjorie Merriweather Post, 1973