Isabel O'Daly

  • José Campeche y Jordán, Isabel O'Daly, 1808, oil, Smithsonian American Art Museum, Teodoro Vidal Collection, 1996.91.2

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José Campeche made this portrait of Isabel O'Daly (1772-1840) when she was thirty-six years old. Isabel was the daughter of Thomas O'Daly, an Irish engineer who came to San Juan in 1765 to complete the massive fortifications of the city. Campeche had a gift for painting the effects of light and shadow, and his naturalistic modeling captured the indentation above Isabel's upper lip and the prominence of her chin.
Title
Isabel O'Daly
Artists
Date
1808
On View
Not on view.
Dimensions
9 7/8 x 7 1/2 in. (25.2 x 19.1 cm.)
Credit Line

Smithsonian American Art Museum

Teodoro Vidal Collection

Mediums
Classifications
Keywords
  • Portrait female – O'Daly, Isabel – waist length
Object Number
1996.91.2
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