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Parthenon - Metro Parks & Recreation - Nashville, Tennessee


Portrait #1341
Subject/Title:
The New Dress
Artist:Blashfield, Edwin Howland
(1848-1936)
Date Created:1874
Owner/Location:Parthenon
Metro Parks & Recreation
2600 W End Ave
Nashville, TN 37203
(615) 862-8431
Image Dimensions:31 1/4 x 24 1/8
Materials/Media:Oil on canvas
Date Documented:27 May 2008
Condition:Excellent

Description:Full-length portrait of woman standing facing three-quarter left beside a heavy wooden bannister. She is holding a fan in her right hand and has her left resting on the railing. Her dress is rose-colored, has a train, and is off-the shoulder. She has a dark lace shawl draped over each arm. A three-strand necklace is visible behind the fan, and the one visible earring on her left ear seems to match the necklace. Her head is turned to look over her right shoulder and to the left of the viewer.
History of Work:Signature lower right "E. H. Blashfield 1874"
Notes:James M. Cowen Collection of American Art
Accession 27.1.14
Image
The Parthenon. Reproduction by permission only.

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