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Portrait of a Woman

Object Details

Artist
James Amos Porter
Date
1960-1961
Medium
graphite, pastel on paper
Dimensions
19 15/16 × 16 1/8 in. (50.7 × 41 cm)
Caption
A seated woman wearing an elegant blue evening dress and shawl gazes at the viewer. Her clothing, jewelry, and hairstyle suggest formality and wealth. The bright pink background serves as a contrast to the dress while helping to emphasize the sitter’s features. Artist James A. Porter—who was in demand as a portraitist at this late period in his career—sketched the image while studying fresco mural painting at the Instituto Allende, San Miguel de Allende, Mexico between 1960 and 1961.
Accession Number
2001.0003.0003
Type
drawing
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Data Source
Anacostia Community Museum
Restrictions & Rights
Usage conditions apply
GUID
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/dl8342032c1-748a-4e4e-8def-7a7e5ebc6a68
Record ID
acm_2001.0003.0003
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