created on 2018-02-09
Created on 2024-01-27
This image depicts a traditional portrait of a person dressed in luxurious, dark, mid-19th century attire. The individual in the portrait is seated with their right arm resting on a table or surface, hands gently clasped together, displaying multiple rings and wearing a bracelet with a prominent turquoise piece. The attire features a black dress with elaborate white lace around the neckline and a white lace cap or cuff on the left arm, also showcasing patterned fabric underneath. The attire, jewelry, and pose all suggest the individual belongs to a higher social class or status of the period. The background of the portrait is muted, earth-toned, and plain, which focuses attention on the clothing and intricate details of the adornment. There is a signature and date at the top right corner of the canvas reading "F. Chassériau 1841."