The Princess and the Frog
One of Mary Shepard Greene Bluemenschein’s best known works, The Princess and the Frog uses a playfully decorative composition to represent the implausible narrative of a Grimm’s fairy tale. The princess, sensuously rendered in a soft palette of pinks, yellows, and blues, bends over to meet her prince, disguised in amphibian form.
- Artist: Mary Shepard Greene Bluemenschein, American, 1869-1958
- Medium: Oil on panel
- Dates: 1909
- Dimensions: 25 1/4 x 31 7/8 in. (64.1 x 81 cm) (show scale)
- Signature: Signed lower right: "Mary Greene--Blumenschein / Paris. 1909"
- Collections:American Art
- Museum Location: This item is on view in American Identities: A New Look, Everyday Life/A Nation Divided, 5th Floor
- Accession Number: 18.44
- Credit Line: Gift of the Brooklyn Women's Club in memory of Mrs. Mary I. Greene
- Rights Statement: No known copyright restrictions
- Caption: Mary Shepard Greene Bluemenschein (American, 1869-1958). The Princess and the Frog, 1909. Oil on panel, 25 1/4 x 31 7/8 in. (64.1 x 81 cm). Brooklyn Museum, Gift of the Brooklyn Women's Club in memory of Mrs. Mary I. Greene, 18.44
- Record Completeness: Best (83%)