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Mrs. Robert Lowden

Henry Inman

American Art

On View: Luce Visible Storage and Study Center, 5th Floor
In this portrait, most likely commissioned to celebrate the sitter’s marriage to Robert Lowden, Henry Inman lavishly rendered Jane Lowden in a red velvet gown. Such flattering likenesses, captured with exuberant fluidity, made Inman one of the most popular midcentury portraitists. Despite his success, Inman felt somewhat stifled by the “rage for portraits” and wished he could devote more time to painting landscapes or genre scenes, subjects that he considered of “higher and purer taste.”
MEDIUM Oil on panel
DATES ca. 1840
DIMENSIONS 32 11/16 x 25 in. (83 x 63.5 cm)  (show scale)
CREDIT LINE Gift of Mrs. W. W. Thayer
MUSEUM LOCATION This item is on view in Luce Visible Storage and Study Center, 5th Floor
CAPTION Henry Inman (American, 1801-1846). Mrs. Robert Lowden, ca. 1840. Oil on panel, 32 11/16 x 25 in. (83 x 63.5 cm). Brooklyn Museum, Gift of Mrs. W. W. Thayer, 11.549 (Photo: Brooklyn Museum, 11.549_transp6061.jpg)
IMAGE overall, 11.549_transp6061.jpg. Brooklyn Museum photograph
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