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S. Francesca
  • Europe
  • S. Francesca, 1800–1850
  • Where object was made: Central Europe
  • reverse painting on glass
  • Canvas/Support: 22.2 x 19 cm
    Canvas/Support: 8 3/4 x 7 1/2 in
  • The Mildred Lee Ward Collection
  • Not on display
  • 2010.0044

A wood frame with imagery of painted flowers and leaves is surrounding a small painting. The painting itself is an oval with a white rectangle surrounding it. On the top of the oval we see flowers and leafs decorating the painted image. Underneath the oval painting we see the text, "S: Francisca." Within the oval we see a young woman reading a book which is place on a small table on the right. She is playing with something in her hands. A yellow sky is behind her head.