Head of a Young Girl

  • Lucia Fairchild Fuller, Head of a Young Girl, ca. 1900, watercolor on ivory, Smithsonian American Art Museum, Gift of John Gellatly, 1929.6.46

Luce Center Label

The artist chose to place this unknown young lady against an “Oriental” background of tall grass, birds, and a large setting sun. The sitter’s vast puffed sleeves were known as gigot or leg-of-mutton sleeves, which grew to fantastic proportions during the last decade of the nineteenth century.

Title
Head of a Young Girl
Artist
Date
ca. 1900
On View
Not on view.
Dimensions
sight 3 1/4 x 2 3/8 in. (8.3 x 5.9 cm) rectangle
Credit Line

Smithsonian American Art Museum

Gift of John Gellatly

Mediums
Mediums Description
watercolor on ivory
Classifications
Keywords
  • Portrait female – unidentified – bust
Object Number
1929.6.46
Palette
Linked Open Data
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