Madame Errázuriz

  • Romaine Brooks, Madame Errázuriz, 1908 and 1910, oil on canvas, Smithsonian American Art Museum, Gift of the artist, 1968.18.2

Exhibition Label

Madame Errázuriz is an early example of what would become Brooks's main artistic focus -- portraits of specific individuals. Eugenia Huici Arguedas de Errázuriz was an influential interior designer known for her reductivist aesthetic. Many of the hallmarks of Brooks's later portraiture are evident in the combination of respect and humor tinged with satire. Madame Errázuriz appears nearly overwhelmed by her ostentatious outfit as she gazes confidently (and slightly arrogantly) at the viewer.

The Art of Romaine Brooks, 2016

Title
Madame Errázuriz
Artist
Date
1908 and 1910
Location
Not on view
Dimensions
94 1/8 x 58 1/4 in. (239.2 x 147.8 cm)
Credit Line

Smithsonian American Art Museum

Gift of the artist

Mediums
Mediums Description
oil on canvas
Classifications
Keywords
  • Portrait female – Errazuris, Madame
  • Occupation – other – aristocrat
Object Number
1968.18.2
Palette
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