Portrait of a Lady
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Mathias Alten, a painter of much wider acclaim than the boundaries of this community, chose to make his home, raise his family, and paint here the majority of his life. Today, a century after Alten began capturing scenes of Grand Rapids, the city is still recognizable in his work. While the identity of this sitter/ or model is unknown, she is wearing a formal dress which points to a portrait and not a figural study.
Young woman in pink dress seated in wooden chair with one elbow resting on the back of the chair.
Gift of Anita Gilleo