Rebecca Gratz
Date: 1830
Medium: Oil on canvas mounted on Masonite ™
Dimensions: 20 x 17 in. (50.8 x 43.2 cm) frame: 28 1/2 x 25 1/4 in. (72.4 x 64.1 cm)
Credit Line: Gift of Benjamin Shaw II, 1971
Object Number: 1971-167
About: This painting may have started as a portrait of Sully's Philadelphia patron Rebecca Gratz, but it is not a typical portrait. Presenting the subject in profile and wearing exotic attire, this painting is more typical of Sully's "fancy pictures," images of beautiful young women, often with literary or imaginary subjects.
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