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PORTRAIT OF A WOMAN

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PORTRAIT OF A WOMAN

Made by: Etienne Charles Le Guay

On view in: Second Floor Hallway


About this object

The subject is a portrait of a woman in half length, facing three quarters to the left. Her hair is light brown with large curls on either side of her head. She wears a black hat, decorated with ribbons, perched on the back of her head. She wears a white dress with a rounded neckline and puffed short sleeves. A long blue scarf drapes over her right shoulder, across her back and onto her left arm. She wears an ornate belt at her waistline. In the right background is a red curtain pulled back with a cord. At the left is a distant landscape, framed by a stone ledge at bottom and a column at right.

Category:
paintings
Object name:
PORTRAIT OF A WOMAN
Made from:
Oil on canvas
Made in:
BELGIUM (?)
Date made:
ca. 1830-1840
Size:
26.8 × 22.9 cm (10 9/16 × 9 in.)

Detailed information for this item

Catalog number:
51.43
Class:
PAINTING
Signature marks:
LABEL A La Palette Flamande Malaine, Peintre, Ci-devant, Faux-bourg Martin. Tient Magasin de Panneaux de toutes grandeurs.Toiles imprimees sur chassis a clefs, Couleurs lavees, broyees et a vesie, Papiers et Tafetas peints, et generalement tout ce qui concerne la Palette. Il demeure Rue des Fosses St. Germioan l'Auxerrois, No. 225. A PARIS Nota. Il envoie (d)ans les Departmens Label on rear. Trans: At the Flemish Palette [shop name]. Malaine, painter. Formerly [located at] Faux-bourg Martin Operates a store selling canvases/panels of all sizes, canvases on stretchers, watercolors, ground colors and colors in tubes, papers and painted fabrics and generally everything which concerns the palette. He lives at Rue des Fossés, St. Germain l'Auxerres, no. 225 in Paris. Note: He delivers in the departments [i.e., in the countryside outside the city.] SIGNATURE E.C. Le Gray Signature on stone ledge on left side of painting in script.
Credit line:
Bequest of Marjorie Merriweather Post, 1973