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America, 19th century
Elizabeth Beltzhoover Mason
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c. 1803-1805
oil on canvas
Framed: 90 x 78 x 8 cm (35 7/16 x 30 11/16 x 3 1/8 in.); Unframed: 73.8 x 61 cm (29 1/16 x 24 in.)
Stuart introduced into American art a painting technique based on spontaneous, yet strategically placed brushstrokes and layers of subtle, translucent paint that presents sitters as if bathed in mist. Commissioned five years after her marriage, this painting of Elizabeth Beltzhoover Mason (1781–1836) declares her stylishness by associating her with Stuart's fashionable manner. The portrait adapts to a small format the accessories of column and drapery traditionally associated with larger paintings, creating an effect of both intimacy and grandeur.
Cleveland, Ohio, USA
Collection: American - Painting
Department: American Painting and Sculpture
Gallery: 204 Colonial American
Provenance: The Cleveland Museum of Art, Cleveland, Ohio
(Frank W. Bayley, Boston, sold to the Cleveland Museum of Art)
Louisa Mason Terry [1844-1921], Washington, DC, consigned to Frank W. Bayley for sale1
Margaret Augusta Cowan Mason [1821-1899], Hagerstown, MD, by descent to her daughter, Louisa Mason Terry1
Judge John Thomson Mason, Jr. [1815-1873], Hagerstown, MD, by descent to his wife, Margaret Augusta Cowan Mason
Elizabeth Beltzhoover Mason [1781-1836] and John Thomson Mason [1765-1824], Montpelier, Clear Spring, MD, by descent to their son, Judge John Thomson Mason, Jr.
Gift from J. H. Wade
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