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Madame Errázuris

1908 and 1910 Romaine Brooks Born: Rome, Italy 1874 Died: Nice, France 1970 oil on canvas 94 1/8 x 58 1/4 in. (239.2 x 147.8 cm) Smithsonian American Art Museum Gift of the artist 1968.18.2 Not currently on view


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Madame Errázuriz is an early example of what would become Brooks's main artistic focus -- portraits of specific individuals. Eugenia Huici Arguedas de Errázuriz was an influential interior designer known for her reductivist aesthetic. Many of the hallmarks of Brooks's later portraiture are evident in the combination of respect and humor tinged with satire. Madame Errázuriz appears nearly overwhelmed by her ostentatious outfit as she gazes confidently (and slightly arrogantly) at the viewer.

The Art of Romaine Brooks, 2016

Keywords

Occupation - other - aristocrat

Portrait female - Errazuris, Madame

painting

paint - oil

fabric - canvas