Lady in Blue Satin

Rogelio de Egusquiza Barrena1873

Museo de Arte de Ponce

Museo de Arte de Ponce
Ponce, Puerto Rico

Shown in a luxurious bourgeois interior, the woman in the picture is dressed in an expensive gown of shiny and smooth blue satin rimmed with soft white fur. She stands by a piano adorned with an elaborate silver drapery and a vase of flowers that seem to blend in with her headpiece. The Japanese fan, the mirrors, tiger pelts and oriental rugs that decorate the room create an effect of exotic opulence. Her sensual dress, her languorous attitude and the decadent ambience suggest that she may be a mistress surrounded by her lover’s lavish presents.


  • Title: Lady in Blue Satin
  • Creator: Rogelio de Egusquiza Barrena
  • Date Created: 1873
  • Location Created: Spain
  • Physical Dimensions: 31 1/2 x 22 13/16 in. (80 x 58 cm)
  • Type: painting
  • Rights: Museo de Arte de Ponce. The Luis A. Ferré Foundation, Inc.
  • Medium: oil on canvas

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