A Lady in Black (Q20487253)

Label from: English (en)

artist: Kenyon Cox (Q933739)
collection: Smithsonian American Art Museum (Q1192305)
location: Smithsonian American Art Museum (Q1192305)
country of origin: United States of America (Q30)
material used: oil paint (Q296955) canvas (Q4259259)
depicts: portrait (Q134307) woman (Q467)
instance of: painting (Q3305213)
Smithsonian American Art Museum ID: 5872

information from the Smithsonian American Art Museum catalog

description: This is a portrait of the wife of Kenyon Cox’s friend the painter Lowell Dyer. In 1880, Cox exhibited the painting in Philadelphia, and also entered it in a Paris show under the French title Dame en noir. This masterful portrait sketch focuses our eyes on Mrs. Dyer’s spirited expression and tilt of the head. Cox’s fast brushwork gives the lavish hat ribbons tied at her neck the same exuberance as his sitter’s personality.
keywords Figure female

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