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Portrait of a woman

Date:
late 19th century
Culture:
probably French
Medium:
Relief: colored wax with dress of applied black cloth and lace; background: slate (?), painted reddish brown; frame: wood
Dimensions:
Framed: 7 3/8 × 6 1/4 in. (18.7 × 15.9 cm)
Classification:
Sculpture-Miniature
Credit Line:
Bequest of Mary Martin, 1938
Accession Number:
38.145.9
Not on view
Inscription: Inscribed in ink on paper covering back: George Sand. / d'après nature
Vance Thompson (until 1916; sale, Anderson Galleries, New York, December 9, 1916; sold for $19 to Mary Martin); Mary Martin (1916–38; bequeathed to MMA)
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