Wednesday, December 7, 2011

Unknown Lady in Nine Oval Views


Unknown Lady, by Albert Southworth and Josiah Johnson Hawes, ca 1845-61 (8 1/2 x 6 1/2 in). Museum of Fine Arts, Boston (not on view).

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3 comments:

  1. Interesting composition. I can't recall seeing other older photos arranged in this fashion.

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  2. Me neither, it's very uncommon. Also, I like her hair, very mid 1850s.

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  3. Yes, very interesting hairdo, but it's hard for me to look at her without the phrase "Help me Obi Wan Kanobi. You're my only hope," playing in my head.

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