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Portrait of a Lady

Giovanni Boldini

European Art

Among Giovanni Boldini’s glittering muses was the New York philanthropist Florence Blumenthal (born Florence Meyer). Florence and her husband, George, were generous supporters of the city’s leading institutions, including Mount Sinai Hospital and the Metropolitan Museum of Art. In this portrait, painted in Paris, she is dressed in the height of French fashion, down to the rhinestone-encrusted buckles on her black satin pumps.
MEDIUM Oil on canvas
  • Place Made: France
  • DATES 1912
    DIMENSIONS 91 x 47 3/4 in., 121 lb. (231.1 x 121.3 cm, 54.89kg) frame: 98 1/4 x 54 3/4 x 3 3/4 in. (249.6 x 139.1 x 9.5 cm)  (show scale)
    SIGNATURE Signed and dated lower right: "Boldini/1912"
    COLLECTIONS European Art
    CREDIT LINE Anonymous gift
    PROVENANCE 1912, purchased from the artist by anonymous collectors; June 11, 1941, gift of an anonymous collector to the Brooklyn Museum.
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    CAPTION Giovanni Boldini (Italian, 1842–1931). Portrait of a Lady, 1912. Oil on canvas , 91 x 47 3/4 in., 121 lb. (231.1 x 121.3 cm, 54.89kg). Brooklyn Museum, Anonymous gift, 41.876 (Photo: Brooklyn Museum, 41.876_PS9.jpg)
    IMAGE overall, 41.876_PS9.jpg. Brooklyn Museum photograph, 2015
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