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Portrait of the Artist's Wife

1935-1936 Albino Cavallito Born: Cocconato, Italy 1905 Died: New York, New York, 1966 limestone 16 1/4 x 9 x 10 1/4 in. (41.3 x 22.9 x 26.0 cm) Smithsonian American Art Museum Gift of Julia A. Sullivan 1969.159 Smithsonian American Art Museum
Luce Foundation Center, 4th Floor, 48A


Luce Center Label

This is a portrait of Albino Cavallito’s first wife, Julia A. Sullivan. The delicately carved eyes soften the figure’s expression and create the appearance of a graceful, proud woman. Her hair is braided tightly around her head, emphasizing the long neck and stately pose.

Keywords

Portrait female - Cavallito, Albino, Mrs. - head

Portrait female - Sullivan, Julia - head

sculpture

stone - limestone