Portrait of the Artist's Wife

  • Henry Ossawa Tanner, Portrait of the Artist's Wife, 1897?, oil, Smithsonian American Art Museum, Gift of Jack Hafif, 1983.95.211

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Jessie Macauley Olssen first met Henry Ossawa Tanner in Barbizon, France. They married in Paris in 1899 and had one child together. In this portrait, Mrs. Tanner is shown in a highly studied pose meant to look informal and casual. Tanner painted Jessie’s face with greater detail than her dress, which he painted in a loose, unfinished manner.

Title
Portrait of the Artist's Wife
Artists
Date
1897?
On View
Dimensions
22 3/8 x 18 7/8 in. (56.8 x 47.9 cm.)
Credit Line

Smithsonian American Art Museum

Gift of Jack Hafif

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Classifications
Keywords
  • Portrait female – Tanner, Henry Ossawa, Mrs. – bust
Object Number
1983.95.211
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