Portrait of the Artist’s Wife

Copied Albino Cavallito, Portrait of the Artist's Wife, 1935-1936, limestone, Smithsonian American Art Museum, Gift of Julia A. Sullivan, 1969.159

Artwork Details

Title
Portrait of the Artist’s Wife
Date
1935-1936
Dimensions
16 14910 14 in. (41.322.926.0 cm)
Credit Line
Gift of Julia A. Sullivan
Mediums
Mediums Description
limestone
Classifications
Keywords
  • Portrait female — Cavallito, Albino, Mrs. — head
  • Portrait female — Sullivan, Julia — head
Object Number
1969.159

Artwork Description

This is a portrait of Albino Cavallito’s first wife, Julia A. Sullivan. The delicately carved eyes soften the figure’s expression and create the appearance of a graceful, proud woman. Her hair is braided tightly around her head, emphasizing the long neck and stately pose.