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France, 19th century
Portrait of a Woman
Work Type
c. 1891
oil on fabric
Framed: 113.4 x 117.8 x 8.3 cm (44 5/8 x 46 3/8 x 3 1/4 in.); Unframed: 84.4 x 89.5 cm (33 1/4 x 35 1/4 in.)
Aman-Jean, a French Symbolist painter, was likely more concerned with evoking a wistful, meditative mood in this painting of an unidentified woman than with defining a specific personality or likeness. The restrained, tonal palette and flat, decorative shapes suggest the influence of Pierre Puvis de Chavannes and James McNeill Whistler. The postcard pinned to the wall may represent a work by Sandro Botticelli. Aman-Jean exhibited this painting at the Paris Salon of 1891.
Signed left center in green: Aman Jean
Cleveland, Ohio, USA
Collection: Mod Euro - Painting 1800-1960
Department: Modern European Painting and Sculpture
Gallery: 221 19th Century Decorative Arts
Provenance: (Paris salon, 1891, no. 874 or 875, probably sold to a private collector)
Possibly a private collector, probably sold to an Italian private collector.
Private collector, Italy, by descent to his family
Family of an Italian collector, possibly consigned to Christie's
(Christie's, London, sale, July 9, 1971, lot 258, sold to Ferrers Gallery
(Ferrers Gallery, London, probably sold to Cyril Humphris)
(Cyril Humphris, London, sold to the Cleveland Museum of Art)
The Cleveland Museum of Art, Cleveland, Ohio
Mr. and Mrs. William H. Marlatt Fund
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