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Woman in White

Raimundo de Madrazo y Garreta

Spanish, 1841–1920

Woman in White

c. 1880

Madrazo posed this young woman, in a diaphanous white costume and elaborate hat, with her head turned sharply to her right. Her profile is outlined against a plain blue background and her pale skin is tinted with delicate touches of pink. Like many of Madrazo's portraits, this painting emphasizes the model's beauty and the artist's remarkable technique, rather than the sitter's identity.

Medium Oil on canvas
Dimensions 28 3/8 x 23 9/16 in. (72.1 x 59.8 cm)
Object Number 1955.1034
Acquisition Acquired by Sterling and Francine Clark, 1935
Status On View

Image Caption

Raimundo de Madrazo y Garreta, Woman in White, c. 1880, Oil on canvas. The Clark Art Institute, 1955.1034.

Bibliography

Lees, Sarah, ed. Nineteenth-Century European Paintings at the Sterling and Francine Clark Art Institute. Williamstown, MA: Sterling and Francine Clark Art Institute; New Haven and London: distributed by Yale University Press, 2012.

Provenance

[Probably N. Mitchell, London, sold to Clark, 19 Jan. 1935, as Girl’s portrait]; Robert Sterling Clark (1935–55); Sterling and Francine Clark Art Institute, 1955.

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