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Head of a Young Girl

ca. 1900 Lucia Fairchild Fuller Born: Boston, Massachusetts 1870 Died: Madison, Wisconsin 1924 watercolor on ivory sight 3 1/4 x 2 3/8 in. (8.3 x 5.9 cm) rectangle Smithsonian American Art Museum Gift of John Gellatly 1929.6.46 Not currently on view

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The artist chose to place this unknown young lady against an “Oriental” background of tall grass, birds, and a large setting sun. The sitter’s vast puffed sleeves were known as gigot or leg-of-mutton sleeves, which grew to fantastic proportions during the last decade of the nineteenth century.


Portrait female - unidentified - bust

painting - miniature

paint - watercolor