Head of Natalie Clifford Barney

  • 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

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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.

Title
Head of Natalie Clifford Barney
Artist
Date
1910
Location
Not on view
Dimensions
20 1/4 x 9 x 8 7/8 in. (51.5 x 23.0 x 22.5 cm.)
Credit Line

Smithsonian American Art Museum

Gift of Mme. Yvonne Guehennec and Mr. William E. Huntington

Mediums
Mediums Description
cast and patinated plaster
Classifications
Keywords
  • Occupation – art – sculptor
Object Number
1976.153.18
Palette
Linked Open Data
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