Antoinette Bates

  • Unidentified, Antoinette Bates, ca. 1837, watercolor, Smithsonian American Art Museum, Museum purchase, 1940.5.1

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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.

Title
Antoinette Bates
Artists
Date
ca. 1837
On View
Not on view.
Dimensions
2 3/8 x 2 in. (6.0 x 5.1 cm) octagon
Credit Line

Smithsonian American Art Museum

Museum purchase

Mediums
Classifications
Keywords
  • Portrait female – Bates, Antoinette – bust
Object Number
1940.5.1
Palette
Linked Open Data
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