Unidentified, Matilda Barrington, ca. 1825, watercolor on ivory, Smithsonian American Art Museum, Museum purchase through the Catherine Walden Myer Fund, 1942.11.4
In an 1821 letter from Paris, this fashionable hairstyle was described as “dressed high, and the temples are adorned with locks of hair which are lightly frizzled before they are curled.” The artist emphasized the cascade of curls in Matilda Barrington’s hairstyle, and her wide, bright eyes and slightly curled lips suggest a lively personality.
- ca. 1825
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- Not on view.
2 7/8 x 2 in. (7.3 x 5.2 cm) rectangle
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Smithsonian American Art Museum
Museum purchase through the Catherine Walden Myer Fund
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- watercolor on ivory
- Portrait female – Barrington, Matilda – bust
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