Head of an Arab Girl

Media - 1992.66.2 - SAAM-1992.66.2_1 - 62674
Copied Miner Kilbourne Kellogg, Head of an Arab Girl, n.d., oil on paperboard, Smithsonian American Art Museum, Bequest of Martha F. Butler, 1992.66.2
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Artwork Details

Title
Head of an Arab Girl
Date
n.d.
Dimensions
86 38 in. (20.416.3 cm.)
Credit Line
Bequest of Martha F. Butler
Mediums
Mediums Description
oil on paperboard
Classifications
Keywords
  • Figure female — bust
  • Arabian
  • Dress — Arabian dress
Object Number
1992.66.2

Artwork Description

Miner Kilbourne Kellogg made many sketches of Egypt, Palestine, and Constantinople during the 1840s. When he returned to Florence, he created several idealized paintings of Middle Eastern people that he advertised as “national representative portraits.” (Davis, The Landscape of Belief, 1996)