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Portrait of a Woman

Made by: Pieneman, Jan Willem

On view in: Second Floor Hallway

About this object

The subject is a three-quarter length portrait of a seated, dark haired woman. She is facing forward with her head turned slightly to the right. She wears an elaborate white dress edged in lace. It has billowing, half-length sleeves with large bows attached. The waist is tight and the skirt billows out. She also wears gold jewelry. There is a bracelet on her left wrist, an elaborate necklace around her neck which draped over her bodice, a band in her hair and large drop earrings. There is a red cushion decorated with tassels to the left on which she leans with her right arm. There is a red curtain to the right behind a half of a large vase filled with flowers. To the left is another drape and some greenery.

Object name:
Portrait of a Woman
Made from:
Oil on canvas
Made in:
Date made:
overall __17.84 IN __15.25 IN
overall __45.33 CM __38.74 CM

Detailed information for this item

Catalog number:
Signature marks:
SIGNATURE; DATE __J. V. Pieneman 1837. __In script in upper right corner.
Credit line:
Bequest of Marjorie Merriweather Post, 1973