Laura Dreyfus Barney, Head of Natalie Clifford Barney, 1910, cast and patinated plaster, Smithsonian American Art Museum, Gift of Mme. Yvonne Guehennec and Mr. William E. Huntington, 1976.153.18
The older sister of Laura Dreyfus Barney, Natalie Clifford Barney lived in Paris, where she wrote poetry and short essays in French. She also hosted a salon that was a popular meeting place for many noted artists, writers, and musicians. The same year Laura modeled this portrait, she also created a nude statue of Natalie and displayed it on the family’s front lawn, which caused such an uproar that the police were ordered to cover it with a sheet.
Head of Natalie Clifford Barney
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20 1/4 x 9 x 8 7/8 in. (51.5 x 23.0 x 22.5 cm.)
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Smithsonian American Art Museum
Gift of Mme. Yvonne Guehennec and Mr. William E. Huntington
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- cast and patinated plaster
- Portrait female – Barney, Natalie Clifford – head
- Occupation – art – sculptor
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