Julia Blatchford Potter (Mrs. E.T.)

  • Pierce Francis Connelly, Julia Blatchford Potter (Mrs. E.T.), ca. 1872, marble, Smithsonian American Art Museum, Gift of Mr. Allyn Cox in memory of Ethel Potter, granddaughter of the sitter, 1974.102

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Julia Blatchford married into one of the oldest families of New York, the Potters, whose ancestors came to America from England in the seventeenth century. Pierce Francis Connelly modeled Mrs. Potter in repose with delicate features that accentuate her beauty and elegance. He also demonstrated his skill with the expert modeling of the folds in her shawl and the detailed carving of her lace bodice. This emphasis on texture and design created a decorative effect used frequently among nineteenth-century sculptors.

Title
Julia Blatchford Potter (Mrs. E.T.)
Artist
Date
ca. 1872
On View
Not on view.
Dimensions
26 3/8 x 17 3/8 x 10 3/8 in. (66.9 x 44.0 x 26.2 cm.)
Credit Line

Smithsonian American Art Museum

Gift of Mr. Allyn Cox in memory of Ethel Potter, granddaughter of the sitter

Mediums
Mediums Description
marble
Classifications
Keywords
  • Portrait female – Potter, Julia Blatchford – bust
Object Number
1974.102
Palette
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