Portrait of a New York Lady

  • George Linen, Portrait of a New York Lady, ca. 1840, oil on canvas mounted on aluminum, Smithsonian American Art Museum, Museum purchase, 1979.151.2

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George Linen made this painting of a well-bred woman, stylishly coiffed and dressed in a fur-trimmed robe, as a pendant to her husband’s portrait. The lady looks in the direction of her husband, with a sweet smile that conveys a warm intimacy, as though she might reach out and touch her husband’s hand as they sat for their portraits.

Title
Portrait of a New York Lady
Artist
Date
ca. 1840
On View
Dimensions
overall: 6 7/8 x 5 3/4 in. (17.4 x 14.5 cm)
Credit Line

Smithsonian American Art Museum

Museum purchase

Mediums
Mediums Description
oil on canvas mounted on aluminum
Classifications
Keywords
  • History – United States – New York
  • Portrait female – unidentified
Object Number
1979.151.2
Palette
Emoji
Linked Open Data
Linked Open Data URI

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