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Head of a Woman in Jerusalem

n.d. Henry Ossawa Tanner Born: Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania 1859 Died: Paris, France 1937 oil on canvas mounted on cardboard 17 7/8 x 13 5/8 in. (45.4 x 34.6 cm.) Smithsonian American Art Museum Gift of Mr. and Mrs. Norman Robbins 1983.95.194 Smithsonian American Art Museum
Luce Foundation Center, 3rd Floor, 11B

Luce Center Label

While visiting Jerusalem, Henry Ossawa Tanner painted portraits of the local people and used them for figures in his religious paintings. Tanner worked with an almost dry paintbrush to create the rough texture in this painting, a technique he used in other works.


Landscape - Israel - Jerusalem

Portrait female - unidentified - bust


paint - oil

fabric - canvas