Portrait of a Woman with a Shawl
ca. 1825-1850 Erastus Salisbury Field Born: Leverett, Massachusetts 1805 Died: Plumtrees, Massachusetts 1900 oil on canvas 35 1/4 x 26 in. (89.5 x 66.0 cm.) Smithsonian American Art Museum Gift of Herbert Waide Hemphill, Jr. and museum purchase made possible by Ralph Cross Johnson 1986.65.109 Not currently on view
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Erastus Salisbury Field painted this portrait while working as a traveling portrait painter, fulfilling commissions around the Connecticut River valley. Portrait of a Woman with a Shawl is typical of Field’s plain-style portraits, with simplified forms and few shadows. Such portraits contrast with his later dreamscapes and historical and biblical scenes, which are often rich in fantastic and humorous details.
Portrait female - unidentified - waist length
paint - oil
fabric - canvas