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Gentlewoman

ca. 1930 Hattie E. Burdette Born: Washington, District of Columbia 1872 Died: Washington, District of Columbia 1955 watercolor on ivory 3 x 2 3/8 in. (7.6 x 6.0 cm) oval Smithsonian American Art Museum Gift of George F. Linkins 1955.5.1 Not currently on view


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This portrait shows an elegant older lady, wearing a luxurious fur jacket. During the 1920s and ‘30s, the fashion for filmy, unlined fabrics made furs not only fashionable but useful for cold evenings on the town.

Keywords

Portrait female - unidentified - bust

painting - miniature

paint - watercolor

ivory

About Hattie E. Burdette

Born: Washington, District of Columbia 1872 Died: Washington, District of Columbia 1955

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