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Title Woman in Black
Collection New Art Gallery Walsall
Artist Santin, Jules Emile (French painter, 1829-1894)
Date 1873 (dated)
Signed yes
Description A dark haired woman in black silk mourning wear stands in profile on a rocky shoreline, lost in thought. The sea can be seen in the distance. A strong wind blows her hair and she holds a closed black umbrella with a crystal globe handle and a white handkerchief in front of her. A few gulls can be seen in the cloudy sky. These details increase the sense of chill and loneliness. She wears a black dress with striped, black sleeves and a black hat with black feathers and a long diaphenous white ribbon. Her mourning jewellery includes a silver and jet cross around her neck, earrings made from black jet beads arranged in spirals, gold and pearl bracelets and gold, jet and pearl rings.
Current Accession Number P18/76
Inscription front lr 'J. Emile Saintin 1873'
Subject everyday life (woman in mourning); landscape (seashore)
Measurements 86.3 x 61 cm.0 cm (estimate)
Material oil on canvas
Acquisition Details Unknown after 1892.
Notes Saintin, or Santin was a French artist (1829 - 1894).
Rights Owner The New Art Gallery Walsall
Author Dr Patricia Smyth



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