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Etude: Le Duc d'Albe

1925 Romaine Brooks Born: Rome, Italy 1874 Died: Nice, France 1970 oil on canvas 34 3/8 x 23 in. (87.2 x 58.5 cm) Smithsonian American Art Museum Gift of the artist 1968.18.11 Not currently on view


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Brooks met the 17th Duke of Alba, Don Jacobo Fitz-James Stuart y Falcó, at the Czech resort town of Marienbad. She captured the duke's aristocratic charm in her vigorous brushwork, the slightly lowered viewpoint, and his sidelong glance.

The Art of Romaine Brooks, 2016

Keywords

Occupation - other - aristocrat

Portrait male - Albe, Duc D'

Study

painting

paint - oil

fabric - canvas