The Blue Garland

  • Ida M. Wilde, The Blue Garland, ca. 1940, watercolor on ivory, Smithsonian American Art Museum, Gift of Mrs. Ralph T.K. Cornwall, 1964.14.1

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This portrait of a woman with a blue garland is thought to be by Ida Wilde, a miniaturist active throughout the 1920s and 1930s. The artist primarily used pastel colors in this portrait, and as a result the sitter’s large green eyes and rosebud lips stand out against the pale shades of lilac and lemon. The title, Blue Garland, may refer to the ribbons in the young lady’s hair.

Title
The Blue Garland
Artist
Date
ca. 1940
On View
Not on view.
Dimensions
sight 3 3/8 x 2 5/8 in. (8.6 x 6.7 cm) oval
Credit Line

Smithsonian American Art Museum

Gift of Mrs. Ralph T.K. Cornwall

Mediums
Mediums Description
watercolor on ivory
Classifications
Keywords
  • Portrait female – unidentified – bust
  • Portrait female – unidentified – child
Object Number
1964.14.1
Palette
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