Girl in Yellow Dress with Doll

Title: 
Girl in Yellow Dress with Doll
Date: 
Identifier: 
N0234.1961
Description: 
For most of his 95 years, the artist Erastus Salisbury Field lived in and around western Massachusetts, venturing no farther than 200 miles from home to earn a living painting portraits. As a youth, Field first showed an interest in art when he began sketching likenesses of relatives. As a young man, Field traveled to New York City where he briefly studied with the artist and inventor Samuel F.B. Morse (1791-1872). In this delightful likeness, Field lingered over costume details and decorative accessories with the attention he reserved for youthful sitters. Rendered in full-length, this subject fills the canvas as she holds out a pretty doll in her left hand and stands on a boldly patterned carpet painted in colors of gold, red, blue, and burnt sienna.
Physical dimensions: 
height 44.75 in ; width 26.75 in
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