A Lady in Black
Born: Warren, Ohio 1856
Died: New York, New York 1919
oil on canvas 20 3/4 x 12 7/8 in. (52.7 x 32.7 cm) Smithsonian American Art Museum Bequest of Allyn Cox
Smithsonian American Art Museum
Luce Foundation Center, 3rd Floor, 2A
Luce Center Label
This is a portrait of the wife of Kenyon Cox’s friend the painter Lowell Dyer. In 1880, Cox exhibited the painting in Philadelphia, and also entered it in a Paris show under the French title Dame en noir. This masterful portrait sketch focuses our eyes on Mrs. Dyer’s spirited expression and tilt of the head. Cox’s fast brushwork gives the lavish hat ribbons tied at her neck the same exuberance as his sitter’s personality.
paint - oil
fabric - canvas
About Kenyon Cox
Born: Warren, Ohio 1856 Died: New York, New York 1919
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