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Portrait of Princess von Anhalt

Artist/Maker: Johann Heinrich Tischbein (Germany, 1722-1789)

Date: ca. 1770
Medium: oil on canvas
Sight: 57 x 43 7/8 in. (144.8 x 111.4 cm)
Framed: 64 1/8 x 50 1/2 x 2 3/8 in. (162.9 x 128.3 x 6 cm)
Classification: Art Works
Credit Line: Gift of Alfred I. Barton
Object number: 53.101.000
DescriptionDespite her formal attire, Princess von Anhalt is depicted in a private moment, needlepointing within the intimacy of her room. The act of needlepoint, commonly associated with domestic virtue, is a theme repeated in many 17th century Dutch portraits, including those of Vermeer. The Princess's clothing and hair style dates the portrait to the mid-1770s.
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