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Elizabeth Kendall

1895-1897 William Jacob Baer Born: Cincinnati, Ohio 1860 Died: East Orange, New Jersey 1941 watercolor on ivory sight 3 5/8 x 2 3/4 in. (9.2 x 7.0 cm) oval Smithsonian American Art Museum Gift of Mrs. Henry L. Milmore 1950.4.11 Not currently on view


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This portrait probably depicts the daughter of Dr. and Mrs. William Armstrong, who lived in Lenox, Massachusetts. Little is known about the family, except that Elizabeth Kendall was born in 1894. In this painting the artist used stronger colors and detail in the sitter’s face to emphasize her pensive expression. The pastel colors of the background, together with the extravagant bows and frills of her gown, create a model of nineteenth-century girlhood.

Keywords

Portrait female - Kendall, Elizabeth - child

painting - miniature

paint - watercolor

ivory

About William Jacob Baer

Born: Cincinnati, Ohio 1860 Died: East Orange, New Jersey 1941