Unidentified, Portrait of a Lady, ca. 1760, watercolor, Smithsonian American Art Museum, Bequest of Mary Elizabeth Spencer, 1999.27.54
In the 1760s, American artists learned from examples of English and Continental paintings. The distorted features and sketchy details of this portrait suggest it was painted by a novice. The woman’s crystal-clear blue eyes, however, are painted with more detail and meet the viewer’s gaze directly.
Portrait of a Lady
- ca. 1760
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- Not on view.
sight 1 1/8 x 1 in. (3.0 x 2.4 cm) oval
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Smithsonian American Art Museum
Bequest of Mary Elizabeth Spencer
- Portrait female – unidentified – bust
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