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Mathias J. Alten: An American Impressionist ➔ Model with Black Mantilla

Artwork

Identifier:
2001.1021.1
Artist:
Mathias Alten
Medium:
Oil on Canvas
Date:
1923
Dimensions:

Description:
Woman with dark hair and dark veil with a white clip sitting on wooden chair.
Historical Context:
Mathias Alten's Grand Rapids changed dramatically during his lifetime. The city he encountered upon first coming to West Michigan from Germany in 1889 was far different by the time of his death in 1938. Between those two points were nearly 50 years of population increases, changing business and political leaders, and evolving cultural institutions and social norms. During his lifetime, Mathias Alten captured many Grand Rapids scenes and residents on his canvases. The model's name is Ida Mae Harveson and this painting was most likely completed soon after his return from Spain.
Credit:
Gift of Anita Gilleo
Getty Art and Architecture Thesaurus Terms
oil paint
portraits
Library of Congress Subjects
Women
Current Location:
GVSU ➜ IDC Collection Storage ➜ Vertical Shelving (VS) ➜ Section 32 (VS) ➜ Bottom Shelf (VS32)
Location Notes:
IDC; Vertical Storage; Section 32; Bottom Shelf