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
Étude: Le Duc d’Albe
- Not on view
- 34 3⁄8 x 23 in. (87.2 x 58.5 cm)
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Smithsonian American Art Museum
Gift of the artist
- Mediums Description
- oil on canvas
- Occupation – other – aristocrat
- Portrait male – Albe, Duc D'
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