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PORTRAIT OF MADAME SERIZIAT

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PORTRAIT OF MADAME SERIZIAT

Made by: Jacque-Louis David

On view in: First Floor Library


About this object

Miniature of a young woman, based on David's portrait of Madame Seriziat. She is seated 3/4 length turned to the right and facing forward. She sits in a landscape with a cloudy sky and a stand of trees to the left. She is sitting on a bench covered with a red cloth, holding a bunch of flowers in right hand. Her left hand lies in her lap. She is wearing a pale yellow straw hat with a turquoise band and a bow tied under her chin. There are leaves stuck into the band of the hat. Her white dress has long sleeves and a turquoise sash. It is pleated and has a high collar. Her hair is curly and cascades over her shoulders. The frame is ivory and is carved with grotesque masks at the top and bottom with bold ribbon-like scrolls carved in high relief around them.

Category:
paintings
Object name:
PORTRAIT OF MADAME SERIZIAT
Made from:
Ivory -- oil on wood
Made in:
England
Date made:
19th c.
Size:
14 × 11.7 cm (5 1/2 × 4 5/8 in.)

Detailed information for this item

Catalog number:
53.54
Class:
MINIATURE
Signature marks:
SIGNATURE lower right: David
Credit line:
Bequest of Marjorie Merriweather Post, 1973