Portrait of a Woman with a Shawl

  • 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

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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.

Title
Portrait of a Woman with a Shawl
Artist
Date
ca. 1825-1850
On View
Not on view.
Dimensions
35 1/4 x 26 in. (89.5 x 66.0 cm.)
Credit Line

Smithsonian American Art Museum

Gift of Herbert Waide Hemphill, Jr. and museum purchase made possible by Ralph Cross Johnson

Mediums
Mediums Description
oil on canvas
Classifications
Keywords
  • Portrait female – unidentified – waist length
Object Number
1986.65.109
Palette
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