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Portrait of a New York Lady

ca. 1840 Attributed to George Linen Born: Greenlaw, Scotland 1802 Died: New York, New York 1888 oil on canvas mounted on aluminum overall: 6 7/8 x 5 3/4 in. (17.4 x 14.5 cm) Smithsonian American Art Museum Museum purchase 1979.151.2 Smithsonian American Art Museum
Luce Foundation Center, 3rd Floor, 1B

Luce Center Label

George Linen made this painting of a well-bred woman, stylishly coiffed and dressed in a fur-trimmed robe, as a pendant to her husband’s portrait. The lady looks in the direction of her husband, with a sweet smile that conveys a warm intimacy, as though she might reach out and touch her husband’s hand as they sat for their portraits.


History - United States - New York

Portrait female - unidentified


paint - oil

fabric - canvas

metal - aluminum