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)|
|Acquisition||Acquired by Sterling and Francine Clark, 1935|
Raimundo de Madrazo y Garreta, Woman in White, c. 1880, Oil on canvas. The Clark Art Institute, 1955.1034.
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.
[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.