DescriptionALBERT STERNER (American,1863-1946)
Pastel on canvas
27 x 22 inches (68.6 x 55.9 cm)
Signed and dated lower left: Albert Sterner 1903
This luminous pastel portrait depicts Olivia, daughter of the artist, who was three years old at the time she sat for this likeness. Sterner captured her maturing appearance and moods over the years both in paintings and in drawings of various media. Sterner's Olivia in Riding Habit of 1916 (oil on canvas, 32 x 26 in., acc. no. 50.3331) is in the permanent collection of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston. A graphite and crayon drawing of Olivia Sterner at age eight, sketched by her father in Newport, Rhode Island in May 1911, was included in the 2006 exhibition, Drawings by Albert Sterner (1863-1946), at Spanierman Gallery in East Hampton.
Pastel is framed under glass and is in excellent condition.
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