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Maker(s):Sleigh, Sylvia
Culture:Welsh (ca. 1916-2010)
Title:Self Portrait at Dressing Table (aka Self-Portrait at Pett, Sussex)
Date Made:1953
Type:Painting
Materials:Oil on canvas wrapped around and stapled onto paper board
Measurements:panel: 16 7/8 in x 20 5/8 in; 42.9 cm x 52.4 cm
Narrative Inscription:  signature and tate written in lower left: 53 SLEIGH 18
Accession Number:  SC 2017.65.1
Credit Line:Gift of the Estate of Sylvia Sleigh
Museum Collection:  Smith College Museum of Art
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Description:
self-portrait; artist is shown in 3/4 profile, dressed in light blue, long-sleeved top with a pink, black, and blue-grey patterned scarf, hair tied back, seated at a dressing table; cropped just above hairline and just below forearm; left side of face is reflected in a titled mirror on dressing table; in front of mirror are several pieces of jewelry, to which sitter's right hand gestures; wood paneling and lower half of a window with bare trees are visible behind sitter.

Tags:
self-portraits; interiors

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