William Jacob Baer, Elizabeth Kendall, 1895-1897, watercolor on ivory, Smithsonian American Art Museum, Gift of Mrs. Henry L. Milmore, 1950.4.11
This portrait probably depicts the daughter of Dr. and Mrs. William Armstrong, who lived in Lenox, Massachusetts. Little is known about the family, except that Elizabeth Kendall was born in 1894. In this painting the artist used stronger colors and detail in the sitter’s face to emphasize her pensive expression. The pastel colors of the background, together with the extravagant bows and frills of her gown, create a model of nineteenth-century girlhood.
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sight 3 5/8 x 2 3/4 in. (9.2 x 7.0 cm) oval
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Smithsonian American Art Museum
Gift of Mrs. Henry L. Milmore
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- watercolor on ivory
- Portrait female – Kendall, Elizabeth – child
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