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PORTRAIT OF ANNA OF AUSTRIA, DUCHESS OF LORRAINE

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PORTRAIT OF ANNA OF AUSTRIA, DUCHESS OF LORRAINE

Made by: Jean-Etienne Liotard

On view in: Icon Room


About this object

The miniature painting on enamel represents a bust sized portrait of the Duchess of Lorraine facing right. The sitter wears a dress brown trimmed with lace and pearls and an elaborate brooch at the center of her decolletage. A red robe lined with ermine drapes over her shoulder. Eyes and hair are brown. The miniature is surruounded by an elaborate frame consisting of three circlets of diamonds. At the top is a globe, a sheath and arrows from which sprays of leaves and flowers fall to either side. At the bottom is a bowknot also with leaves and flowers. The back is engraved with leaves and roses.

Category:
paintings
Object name:
PORTRAIT OF ANNA OF AUSTRIA, DUCHESS OF LORRAINE
Made from:
Enamel on copper -- diamonds
Made in:
SWITZERLAND
Date made:
ca. 1744
Size:
11.7 × 7.9 cm (4 5/8 × 3 1/8 in.)

Detailed information for this item

Catalog number:
53.20
Class:
MINIATURE
Signature marks:
Credit line:
Bequest of Marjorie Merriweather Post, 1973