Unidentified, Antoinette Bates, ca. 1837, watercolor, Smithsonian American Art Museum, Museum purchase, 1940.5.1
The artist painted a rose-colored background to complement Antoinette Bates’s porcelain complexion. Her simple dress and absence of jewelry emphasize her large eyes, which are framed by the soft curls of hair on either side of her face.
- ca. 1837
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2 3/8 x 2 in. (6.0 x 5.1 cm) octagon
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Smithsonian American Art Museum
- Portrait female – Bates, Antoinette – bust
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