Oil on wood
Framed: 54 x 47 x 4.5 cm (21 1/4 x 18 1/2 x 1 3/4 in.); Unframed: 34.7 x 28 cm (13 11/16 x 11 in.)
Mr. and Mrs. William H. Marlatt Fund 1979.81
The Pre-Raphaelite movement revised elements of old art forms and this painting has all the qualities of a carefully executed Renaissance painting; decorative fabric, a window, and a coat of arms. Gallery 204, our Colonial American gallery, also has a portrait that includes these elements.
Sandys’s meticulously rendered portrait of Susanna Rose (1795-1870) revels in its truth to detail. The coat of arms and the luxurious display of fabrics, fur, and lace recall Dutch, Flemish, and German art from the 1400s to the 1600s (such as the adjacent Janssen van Ceulen portrait), which greatly inspired Sandys. The artist’s intense color and sensuous handling, however, was entirely contemporary. Sandys exhibited this portrait at the Royal Academy in 1863.
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