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Portrait of Doña María de Cervantes Ozta y de Velasco

European Art

MEDIUM Oil on canvas
  • Place Made: Mexico
  • DATES ca. 1835
    DIMENSIONS 32 1/4 x 24 9/16 in. (81.9 x 62.4 cm) Frame: 37 5/16 x 30 1/8 in. (94.8 x 76.5 cm)  (show scale)
    COLLECTIONS European Art
    MUSEUM LOCATION This item is not on view
    ACCESSION NUMBER 52.166.10
    CREDIT LINE Museum Collection Fund and Dick S. Ramsay Fund
    RIGHTS STATEMENT No known copyright restrictions
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    CAPTION Portrait of Doña María de Cervantes Ozta y de Velasco, ca. 1835. Oil on canvas, 32 1/4 x 24 9/16 in. (81.9 x 62.4 cm). Brooklyn Museum, Museum Collection Fund and Dick S. Ramsay Fund, 52.166.10
    IMAGE overall, 52.166.10_bw.jpg. Brooklyn Museum photograph
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    CATALOGUE DESCRIPTION An oil painting of Dona Ana, by an unknown artist showing her seated in a semi-three-quarter view and length facing the right side of the picture. Her black hair is parted in the center with curls at either side. She wears gold drop earrings, and a long heavy gold chain ornament around her neck. The gown is black velvet with a pointed bodice and an off-the-shoulder neckline which is edged with white lace. The three-quarter sleeves also have a lace ruffle. She wears white gloves. Don Ygnacio Cecilio Algara Gomez de la Casa was her husband, and the laces, and fans in the Museum belonged to her. Condition: Good, through there are many small cracks along the bottom, the dress, shoulders, and on the left edge, and right side near her head.
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