Betsy Flagg Melcher, Old Woman in Grey, 1931, watercolor on ivory, Smithsonian American Art Museum, Gift of the American Society of Miniature Painters, 1965.30.16
This miniature shows a lady dressed from head to toe in a gray gown and bonnet, a style more appropriate to the late 1800s than the 1930s. The grays bring out the shadows in her aging but still beautiful face, while the soberness of her dress emphasizes the strength of character evident in her gaze.
Old Woman in Grey
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sight 4 3/8 x 3 in. (11.1 x 7.6 cm) rectangle
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Smithsonian American Art Museum
Gift of the American Society of Miniature Painters
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- watercolor on ivory
- Portrait female – unidentified – elderly
- Portrait female – unidentified – waist length
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