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The Blue Garland

ca. 1940 Ida M. Wilde Born: New York, New York 1870 Died: Rosemont, Pennsylvania 1953 watercolor on ivory sight 3 3/8 x 2 5/8 in. (8.6 x 6.7 cm) oval Smithsonian American Art Museum Gift of Mrs. Ralph T.K. Cornwall 1964.14.1 Not currently on view


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This portrait of a woman with a blue garland is thought to be by Ida Wilde, a miniaturist active throughout the 1920s and 1930s. The artist primarily used pastel colors in this portrait, and as a result the sitter’s large green eyes and rosebud lips stand out against the pale shades of lilac and lemon. The title, Blue Garland, may refer to the ribbons in the young lady’s hair.

Keywords

Portrait female - unidentified - bust

Portrait female - unidentified - child

painting - miniature

paint - watercolor

ivory

About Ida M. Wilde

Born: New York, New York 1870 Died: Rosemont, Pennsylvania 1953