Alice Pike Barney, The Necklace, 1898, oil on canvas, Smithsonian American Art Museum, Gift of Laura Dreyfus Barney and Natalie Clifford Barney in memory of their mother, Alice Pike Barney, 1951.14.77
Alice Pike Barney studied in Paris with portrait painter Emile Auguste Carolus-Duran, who believed that a sitter's outward appearance reflected his or her inner character. The Necklace, which was probably a self-portrait, shows a self-assured woman with a gold necklace. Her direct gaze and the portrait's dramatic lighting lend her an almost haughty air, hinting at Barney's independent and somewhat rebellious character.
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18 3/8 x 16 1/8 in. (46.6 x 41.1 cm)
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Smithsonian American Art Museum
Gift of Laura Dreyfus Barney and Natalie Clifford Barney in memory of their mother, Alice Pike Barney
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- oil on canvas
- Dress – accessory – jewelry
- Occupation – art – artist
- Portrait female – Barney, Laura Dreyfus
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