A Young Lady

ca. 1850

The Walters Art Museum

The Walters Art Museum

The young lady in this miniature wears a white evening dress with a bertha (off-the-shoulder) neckline with two deep flounces of lace and pearl jewelry. The miniature is housed in an elaborate leather case, tooled with gold and lined with velvet. Although the initials "R.F." appear at the lower right, the attribution from the Fink catalog to Robert Field is likely incorrect as Field died in 1819 and the woman's costume clearly dates from the mid-19th century.

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  • Title: A Young Lady
  • Creator: American
  • Date Created: ca. 1850
  • External Link: For more information about this and thousands of other works of art in the Walters Art Museum collection, please visit art.thewalters.org
  • Roles: Artist: American
  • Provenance: Jacob A. Rosenfield, Chicago [date and mode of acquisition unknown]; A.J. Fink, Baltimore [date and mode of acquisition unknown]; A.J. Fink Foundation Inc., Baltimore, [date and mode of acquisition unknown]; Walters Art Museum, 1963, by gift.
  • Object Type: miniatures (paintings)
  • Medium: watercolor, ivory, leather, and velvet
  • Inscriptions: [Initials] lower right: R.F. [Stickers] on back of case: 70; No. 3; 3 (on red circle with zig-zig edges); A.J. Fink Collection Baltimore, No. 302.
  • Dimensions: H: 2 1/2 in. (6.35 cm)
  • Credit Line: Gift of the A. Jay Fink Foundation, Inc., Baltimore, in memory of Abraham Jay Fink, 1963
  • Classification: Miniatures
  • Accession Number: 38.561

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