Portrait of a Lady

Lawrence Kilburn (or Kilbrunn) British

Not on view

Kilburn arrived in New York from London in 1754 and remained the unrivalled portraitist of choice in the city for nearly twenty years. As seen here, he pleased his clients by offering them inventive attributes—such as the compelling miniature portrait this young lady wears on her wrist—and traditional English-style portraits. He paid attention to detail, had skill in the rendering of fabric, and was able to capture a strong likeness, which was rare in colonial New York City.

Portrait of a Lady, Lawrence Kilburn (or Kilbrunn) (1720–1775), Oil on canvas, American

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