John White Alexander
American (1856 - 1915) Primary
Mrs. William Carter Dickerman1905-1906
Oil on canvas
80 in. x 42 in. (203.2 cm x 106.68 cm)
Bryn Mawr College
Accession Number: X.15
Geography: North and Central America, United States
Classification: Fine and Visual Arts; Paintings; Oil Paintings
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- American - Refers to the context of or associated specifically with the modern political entity of the United States of America.
- canvas - Closely woven textile made in various weights, usually of flax, hemp, jute, or cotton, used especially for sails, tarpaulins, awnings, upholstery, bags, and as a support for oil painting.
- female - Referring to the sex that normally produces eggs or female germ cells.
- oil paint - A paint made by grinding pigments with a drying oil such as linseed oil. After 1940 alkyd binders were often added to oil paint to provide faster drying times.
- oil paintings - Creative works in the medium of oil paint.
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