Young Moravian Girl

  • John Valentine Haidt, Young Moravian Girl, ca. 1755-1760, oil, Smithsonian American Art Museum, Gift of the American Art Forum, 1987.32

Exhibition Label
This girl's flushed cheeks, bright eyes, and graceful gestures hint at a vibrant personality. The artist, who was a lay preacher and painter in the Moravian community, lavished great care in rendering details of her traditional costume—from the pointed waistline to the elegantly slit sleeves. The Moravians were a communal society that began in the fifteenth century in Moravia and Bohemia, which today are parts of the Czech Republic. Many Moravians settled in Georgia, Pennsylvania, and North Carolina, seeking the religious freedom that led many people of various faiths to migrate to America.
Title
Young Moravian Girl
Artists
Date
ca. 1755-1760
On View
Dimensions
30 3/8 x 25 1/4 in. (77.2 x 64.2 cm.)
Credit Line

Smithsonian American Art Museum

Gift of the American Art Forum

Mediums
Classifications
Keywords
  • Portrait female – unidentified – child
Object Number
1987.32
Palette
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