The J. Paul Getty Museum

Canton de Fribourg

Object Details

Title:

Canton de Fribourg

Artist/Maker:

Adolphe Braun (French, 1812 - 1877)

Culture:

French

Place:

Dornach, Haut-Rhin, Alsace, France (Place Created)

Date:

about 1869

Medium:

Albumen silver print

Object Number:

84.XO.575.23

Dimensions:

14.6 × 9.8 cm (5 3/4 × 3 7/8 in.)

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Object Description

Portrait of a woman wearing a dress typical of the canton of Fribourg, Switzerland. She stands in front of an open suitcase on top of an intricately carved dresser or sideboard. A lace veil with a dot pattern spills over the sides of the case, and the woman rests one hand on the top and the other on the bottom. A mirror with an ornately carved frame hangs on the wall above the suitcase, and a painted backdrop that hangs in an open doorframe behind the woman depicts a valley landscape and the surrounding mountains.