Bust-length view of a free woman of color. She is shown in three-quarter view facing left and set against a dark ground. She wears a yellow headdress and a black dress with an elaborate lace collar, as well as a circular pin inset with stones pinned at the neckline, and drop pendant earrings, also inset with stones. Her right hand is held across her torso.


  • Title: Free woman of color
  • Creator: François Jacques Fleischbein
  • Creator Lifespan: ca. 1801-1868
  • Date Created: 1837
  • Physical Dimensions: 28 1/4" x 22 1/4"
  • Type: oil paintings (visual works); portraits
  • Rights: Physical rights are retained by The Historic New Orleans Collection. Copyright is retained in accordance with U. S. copyright laws.
  • Medium: oil paint (paint); canvas
  • Art Form: Paintings
  • Support: oil painting (technique)
  • Depicted Topic: Portrait paintings
  • Credit Line: The Historic New Orleans Collection
  • Accession Number: 1985.212

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