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Culture
America, 19th century
Title
Elizabeth Beltzhoover Mason
Work Type
Painting
Date
c. 1803-1805
Material
oil on canvas
Measurements
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.)
Description
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.
Repository
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
Accession Number
Source
Image and original data from The Cleveland Museum of Art
License
Use of this image is in accordance with the Artstor Terms & Conditions
File Properties
File Name
1921.428_full.tif
SSID
24570704

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