New York Lady, ca. 1840



New York Lady & her Husband, attributed to George Linen, ca. 1840

George Linen made this painting of a well-bred woman, stylishly coiffed and dressed in a fur-trimmed robe, as a pendant to her husband’s portrait. The lady looks in the direction of her husband, with a sweet smile that conveys a warm intimacy, as though she might reach out and touch her husband’s hand as they sat for their portraits.

source: Smithsonian American Art Museum

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