Woman in a Red Dress

  • Anna Claypoole Peale, Woman in a Red Dress, 1821, watercolor on ivory, Smithsonian American Art Museum, Bequest of Mary Elizabeth Spencer, 1999.27.29

Luce Center Label

This miniature is housed in an elegant red leather case with a green velvet lining, colors that compliment the sitter’s pale complexion and richly colored gown. Although the cut of her bodice is more restrained than an English dress might be, the sitter wears her hair piled high and curled in ringlets around her face, like many English women of the day.

Title
Woman in a Red Dress
Artist
Date
1821
On View
Not on view.
Dimensions
sight 3 x 2 1/2 in. (7.7 x 6.3 cm) oval
Credit Line

Smithsonian American Art Museum

Bequest of Mary Elizabeth Spencer

Mediums
Mediums Description
watercolor on ivory
Classifications
Keywords
  • Portrait female – unidentified – bust
Object Number
1999.27.29
Palette
Linked Open Data
Linked Open Data URI

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