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Mathias J. Alten: An American Impressionist ➔ Model with Spanish Hat (left profile)

Artwork

Identifier:
2001.1019.1
Artist:
Mathias Alten
Medium:
Oil on Canvas
Date:
circa 1923
Dimensions:

Description:
Portrait of woman with Spanish style hat with rose under it and wearing a pink wrap on blue background.
Historical Context:
By the time of his death in 1938, Mathias Alten had gained national and international renown for a body of work that included his observations of Grand Rapids over a period of 50 years. Long recognized for their artistic merit, these works are also important historical documents. The vents, people, and scenes he painted preserve Michigan's second city at one of the most vibrant periods in its history. The model's name is Ida Mae Harveson and there is a similar portrait of her in a ball-fringed hat, but at right profile, which is owned by the Spectrum Health Systems in Grand Rapids.
Credit:
Gift of Anita Gilleo
Getty Art and Architecture Thesaurus Terms
oil paint
portraits
Library of Congress Subjects
Portraits
Current Location:
GVSU ➜ IDC Collection Storage ➜ Vertical Shelving (VS) ➜ Section 29 (VS) ➜ Bottom Shelf (VS29)
Location Notes:
IDC; Vertical Storage; Section 29; Bottom Shelf