Étude: Le Duc d’Albe

Media - 1968.18.11 - SAAM-1968.18.11_1 - 3123
Copied Romaine Brooks, Etude: Le Duc d'Albe, 1925, oil on canvas, Smithsonian American Art Museum, Gift of the artist, 1968.18.11

Artwork Details

Title
Étude: Le Duc d’Albe
Date
1925
Location
Not on view
Dimensions
34 3823 in. (87.258.5 cm)
Credit Line
Gift of the artist
Mediums
Mediums Description
oil on canvas
Classifications
Keywords
  • Occupation — other — aristocrat
  • Portrait male — Albe, Duc D’
  • Study
Object Number
1968.18.11

Artwork Description

Brooks met the 17th Duke of Alba, Don Jacobo Fitz-James Stuart y Falcó, at the Czech resort town of Marienbad. She captured the duke's aristocratic charm in her vigorous brushwork, the slightly lowered viewpoint, and his sidelong glance.

The Art of Romaine Brooks, 2016