Arts Everyday Living: The Art of Fashion-Two Women with Hats, An Actress & Unknown Woman

 

 

Joaquin Sorolla, Portrait of a Young Woman in a Hat, c. 1912, oil on canvas, Private Collection

Spanish Impressionist Joaquin Sorolla (1863-1923) is said to have been quite attracted to his subject, who might have been then popular singer Raquel Meller.  While the identity of the pensive model of Portrait of a Woman with Black Hat by American artist Frank Duveneck (1848-1919) is unknown.

Frank Duveneck, Portrait of Woman with Black Hat, 1890, pastel, Private Collection

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