Bridgman’s
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La "Dame roumaine" de Bridgman – une histoire cachée dans des tableaux
Bridgman’s "Romanian lady": the story behind the painting

Author(s): Graţiela Buzic
Subject(s): History, Fine Arts / Performing Arts, Cultural history, Sociology of Art
Published by: Editura Universităţii din Bucureşti
Keywords: Romanian Lady painting; F.A. Bridgman; M.F.A. Boston; Queen Elisabeth of Romania; G.P.A. Healy;

Summary/Abstract: The research presented in this article provided evidence that a 1882 F. A. Bridgman painting kept in a Boston Museum under a wrong name was in fact the painting Romanian Lady. It also tried to find out the painting’s track and to cover the gaps in it. The last part of the article brings several arguments to support the idea that queen Elisabeth of Romania (1843-1916) was in fact at the origin of this painting, as the American painter living in Paris and dedicating his career to oriental painting had never known the South-eastern Europe and as the Queen was involved in a permanent campaign to promote Romania abroad.

  • Issue Year: 2016
  • Issue No: 5
  • Page Range: 35-49
  • Page Count: 15
  • Language: French