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Rendered in full-length profile, these two likenesses are typical of Maentel's early Pennsylvania portrait style. Women wear Empire-cut gowns, have tiny feet, and often hold a flower or purse in their hand. Men wear dark suits with tails, stand rigidly with their legs slightly bent at the knees, and sometimes hold a top hat in their hand (see N0081.1961(01)). Likewise, the artist carefully delineated subjects' facial features with heavy eyebrows over thickly fringed eyelashes, darkened lower eyelids, emphasized nostrils and pronounced chin lines.
depth 0.5 in ; height 12 in ; width 6 in