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Woman Knitting

ca. 1900 Mary Ursula Whitlock Born: Great Barrington, Massachusetts 1860 Died: Riverside, California 1944 watercolor on ivory sight 3 3/4 x 2 7/8 in. (9.5 x 7.3 cm) rectangle Smithsonian American Art Museum Bequest of Mary Ursula Whitlock 1945.3.1 Not currently on view


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In Woman Knitting the muted grays and blues of the painting complement the informal setting and relaxed pose. Although painted at the turn of the century, the sitter is shown dressed in a cap and shawl reminiscent of the 1800s.

Keywords

Occupation - domestic - sewing

Portrait female - unidentified - bust

painting - miniature

paint - watercolor

ivory