Erastus Salisbury Field, Portrait of a Woman with a Shawl, ca. 1825-1850, oil on canvas, Smithsonian American Art Museum, Gift of Herbert Waide Hemphill, Jr. and museum purchase made possible by Ralph Cross Johnson, 1986.65.109
Erastus Salisbury Field painted this portrait while working as a traveling portrait painter, fulfilling commissions around the Connecticut River valley. Portrait of a Woman with a Shawl is typical of Field’s plain-style portraits, with simplified forms and few shadows. Such portraits contrast with his later dreamscapes and historical and biblical scenes, which are often rich in fantastic and humorous details.
Portrait of a Woman with a Shawl
- ca. 1825-1850
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35 1/4 x 26 in. (89.5 x 66.0 cm.)
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Smithsonian American Art Museum
Gift of Herbert Waide Hemphill, Jr. and museum purchase made possible by Ralph Cross Johnson
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- oil on canvas
- Portrait female – unidentified – waist length
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