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Head of an Arab Girl

n.d. Miner Kilbourne Kellogg Born: Manlius Square, New York 1814 Died: Toledo, Ohio 1889 oil on paperboard 8 x 6 3/8 in. (20.4 x 16.3 cm.) Smithsonian American Art Museum Bequest of Martha F. Butler 1992.66.2 Not currently on view


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Miner Kilbourne Kellogg made many sketches of Egypt, Palestine, and Constantinople during the 1840s. When he returned to Florence, he created several idealized paintings of Middle Eastern people that he advertised as “national representative portraits.” (Davis, The Landscape of Belief, 1996)

Keywords

Dress - ethnic - Arabian dress

Ethnic - Arabian

Figure female - bust

painting

paint - oil

paperboard

About Miner Kilbourne Kellogg

Born: Manlius Square, New York 1814 Died: Toledo, Ohio 1889

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