National Society of Colonial Dames of
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Portrait #263
Subject/Title: Potter, Bertha Herbert (self-portrait)
Artist:Potter, Bertha Herbert 1895-1944
Date Created:ca. 1940
Owner/Location:Private Collection
Frame Dimensions:NA
Image Dimensions:22.5 x 18
Materials/Media:oil on canvas
Date Documented:12/26/2003
Condition:Fair

Description:Bust-length of a woman with wavy short blond hair in a blue open collar dress and a 3-strand red and white necklace. Her lips are bright red and her eyes blue. A red and blue thin ribbon (?) is in her hair. The background suggests a dramatic halo of blues and reds. Multiple point of reflection in her left eye suggest tears.
History:This work may have been painted near the time of the artist's death at age 49.
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