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a portrait of a woman with medium skin tone, in a white robe and blouse with bead necklaces, against a cloudy sky, with writing in the upper right identifying her and the artist
THE METROPOLITAN MUSEUM OF ART JOURNAL | VOLUME 58

"An 'Effaced Itinerary': Joanna de Silva by William Wood"

Eaker, Adam
2023
15 pages
8 illustrations
9.25 x 11.25 in
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The Metropolitan Museum Journal is issued annually and publishes original research on works of art in the Museum’s collection. Highlights of volume 58 include an investigation of how boldly colored orange glass and enamels were produced at Qing imperial workshops; a rare portrait of Joanna de Silva, an Indian servant, by British artist William Wood in 1792; and the extraordinary discovery of a hoard of German silver cups and tankards hidden for more than two hundred years.

Joanna de Silva, William Wood  British, Oil on canvas
1792
The Calmady Children (Emily, 1818–?1906, and Laura Anne, 1820–1894), Sir Thomas Lawrence  British, Oil on canvas
1823

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Eaker, Adam. “An ‘Effaced Itinerary’: Joanna de Silva by William Wood.” Metropolitan Museum Journal 58 (December 1, 2023): 8–22. https://doi.org/10.1086/728874.