Elizabeth Kendall

  • William Jacob Baer, Elizabeth Kendall, 1895-1897, watercolor on ivory, Smithsonian American Art Museum, Gift of Mrs. Henry L. Milmore, 1950.4.11

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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.

Title
Elizabeth Kendall
Artist
Date
1895-1897
On View
Not on view.
Dimensions
sight 3 5/8 x 2 3/4 in. (9.2 x 7.0 cm) oval
Credit Line

Smithsonian American Art Museum

Gift of Mrs. Henry L. Milmore

Mediums
Mediums Description
watercolor on ivory
Classifications
Keywords
  • Portrait female – Kendall, Elizabeth – child
Object Number
1950.4.11
Palette
Linked Open Data
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