Woman in Manteau
Painted in Paris at a time when Robert Henri was determined to make his professional mark, this work shows his favorite model, Berthe Terrier, in a manner deliberately recalling European Old Masters. Although he intentionally allied his art with revered tradition, Henri also inserted a contemporary mood by portraying Berthe with a bold, almost defiant expression. His efforts were rewarded, for the painting brought him favorable reviews when it was displayed at the Paris Salon in 1899.
- Artist: Robert Henri, American, 1865-1929
- Medium: Oil on canvas
- Dates: 1898
- Dimensions: 58 1/16 x 38 11/16 in. (147.5 x 98.3 cm) (show scale)
- Signature: Signed lower left: "Robert Henri"
- Inscriptions: Inscribed verso, before relining, top right quadrant, in black paint: ning: "A/31/1"; top left quadrant: "No. 2"
- Collections:American Art
- Museum Location: This item is on view in American Identities: A New Look, Making Art: Centennial Era, 5th Floor
- Accession Number: 39.600
- Credit Line: Gift of the National Academy of Design
- Rights Statement: No known copyright restrictions
- Caption: Robert Henri (American, 1865-1929). Woman in Manteau, 1898. Oil on canvas, 58 1/16 x 38 11/16 in. (147.5 x 98.3 cm). Brooklyn Museum, Gift of the National Academy of Design, 39.600
- Record Completeness: Best (92%)