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Luce Foundation Center for American Art

Painting: Miniatures: Nude with Goldfish
Nude with Goldfish

Nude with Goldfish
about 1916
Elsie Motz Lowdon
watercolor on ivory
sight 4 3/8 x 6 5/8 in. (11.1 x 16.7 cm)
Smithsonian American Art Museum, Gift of Alice L. McGowan

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According to the Atlanta Constitution newspaper in 1928, "It was this miniature which the French government sought for a museum piece, but being a staunch American, Mrs. Lowdon declined to have her masterpiece taken out of America." Elsie Lowdon exhibited this miniature to great acclaim at the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts in 1919, and again in Los Angeles in 1928, where it won the popular vote as best miniature and a medal for its technical merits. The following year, Lowdon included it in a show at the High Museum in Atlanta, where it was also singled out as the centerpiece of the show.

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