National Society of Colonial Dames of
America in Tennessee















Portrait #1563
Subject/Title:
A Very Formal Lady
Artist:Student of Edmund Charles Tarbell
Date Created:ca. 1890-1910
Owner/Location:Private Collection
Frame Dimensions:46 x 36 1/2
Image Dimensions:38 1/2 x 27 1/2
Materials/Media:Oil on canvas
Date Documented:22 August 2008
Condition:Excellent

Description:Three-quarter length portrait of a young woman facing to the front and wearing a short-sleeved empire-waisted light green satin gown. She has an elaborate bonnet with plumed feathers at the crown, a brim slightly shading her face, and a long flowing tie under her chin. Her right hand is clasping and pulling the dress up slightly and her left is hanging by her side. The background is a mottled blue, yellow and green.
History of Work:Attributed to a student of Edmund Charles Tarbell (1862-1938), a noted American Impressionist painter. In 1889, Tarbell became a teacher at the School of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston.
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