Head of an Arab Girl

  • 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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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)

Title
Head of an Arab Girl
Artist
Date
n.d.
On View
Not on view.
Dimensions
8 x 6 3/8 in. (20.4 x 16.3 cm.)
Credit Line

Smithsonian American Art Museum

Bequest of Martha F. Butler

Mediums
Mediums Description
oil on paperboard
Classifications
Keywords
  • Figure female – bust
  • Ethnic – Arabian
  • Dress – ethnic – Arabian dress
Object Number
1992.66.2
Palette
Linked Open Data
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