Matilda Barrington

  • Unidentified, Matilda Barrington, ca. 1825, watercolor on ivory, Smithsonian American Art Museum, Museum purchase through the Catherine Walden Myer Fund, 1942.11.4

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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.

Title
Matilda Barrington
Artist
Date
ca. 1825
On View
Not on view.
Dimensions
2 7/8 x 2 in. (7.3 x 5.2 cm) rectangle
Credit Line

Smithsonian American Art Museum

Museum purchase through the Catherine Walden Myer Fund

Mediums
Mediums Description
watercolor on ivory
Classifications
Keywords
  • Portrait female – Barrington, Matilda – bust
Object Number
1942.11.4
Palette
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