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(Bust Portrait of a Woman)

1911 Laura Dreyfus Barney Born: Cincinnati, Ohio 1879 Died: Paris, France 1974 plaster/cast and patinated 20 5/8 x 19 3/8 x 12 1/4 in. (52.5 x 49.3 x 31.0 cm.) Smithsonian American Art Museum Gift of Mme. Yvonne Guehennec and Mr. William E. Huntington 1976.153.6B Not currently on view


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Laura Dreyfus Barney’s Bust Portrait of a Woman shows a figure with her head turned slightly away. The woman holds up her bedclothes, exposing her shoulder and part of her breast. The reflection of light off the naturalistic modeling creates a sensual effect.

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Portrait female - unidentified - bust

sculpture

plaster

About Laura Dreyfus Barney

Born: Cincinnati, Ohio 1879 Died: Paris, France 1974

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