Samuel Lovett Waldo, 1839 - Portrait of Mrs. Sackett - fine art print

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Artwork specifications from the museum's website (© - by Los Angeles County Museum of Art -

Notes from the Curator: Because no portraits survive that can be attributed beyond doubt to William Jewett, whereas numerous, accomplished portraits by Waldo are known, it has been thought that Jewett’s contributions to their joint efforts were limited to the drapery, accessories, and background. However, Jewett’s portrait style may have so resembled that of Waldo, his teacher, that they may have been able to work on the likeness together without the slight difference in their personal styles being apparent in the result. Tuckerman wrote that it was "a puzzle to the uninitiated to assign to either painter his share of a portrait," and so it remains (Tuckerman 1867, p. 67). If Jewett’s principal work was in the drapery and backgrounds, the portrait of Mrs. Sackett, being considerably larger than the firm’s usual size of portrait, provided exceptional scope for his abilities. There is considerable space around the figure, who stands in a velvet dress with full lace sleeves, enough space for a table or bracket with a vase of flowers behind her, a table with a large book of engravings atop it in front of her, as well as the distant landscape vista and the vine that softens the transition between the spaces and climbs into the room itself The imagery is that of an elegant interior somehow joined, through the flowers and landscape, with the natural realm, characterizing Mrs. Sackett in terms of the feminine ideal of the romantic period. The conspicuously free handling in the accessories blends imperceptibly with the firmer, but still softened likeness. It is the "speaking likeness" for which Waldo, and Waldo and Jewett, were known, the impression of an intelligent, friendly personality that looks directly at the viewer in a warm greeting. It is unfortunate that so little is known about this vividly portrayed personality, this Mrs., or Miss, Sackett. Without knowing her first name, it is a formidable task to identify her among the very large Sackett family. Descendants indicate that she married a General Steward. The bracelet she wears in the portrait descended with it in the family.

Notes from the Contributor: Painting by Samuel Lovett Waldo (Museum: Los Angeles County Museum of Art)

Background data on the work of art

Artwork name: "Portrait of Mrs. Sackett"
Classification of the artwork: painting
Category: modern art
Artwork century: 19th century
Created: 1839
Age of artwork: 180 years old
Artwork original medium: oil on wood panel
Original size (artwork): 48 x 35 1/8 in (121,92 x 89,22 cm)
Museum / collection: Los Angeles County Museum of Art
Museum location: Los Angeles, California, United States of America
Website of the museum: Los Angeles County Museum of Art
Artwork license: public domain
Courtesy of: Los Angeles County Museum of Art (

Short overview of the artist

Artist name: Samuel Lovett Waldo
Other artist names: Waldo Samuel Lovett, Waldo, Samuel Lovett Waldo
Gender: male
Artist nationality: American
Professions: painter
Country: United States
Artist category: modern artist
Age at death: 82 years
Born: 1792
Place of birth: Windham, Windham county, Connecticut, United States
Year of death: 1874
City of death: New York City, New York state, United States

About this item

Article classification: art print
Reproduction method: reproduction in digital format
Production technique: UV direct printing
Manufacturing: German production
Stock type: on demand
Product usage: home décor, wall décor
Alignment: portrait alignment
Image ratio: 1 : 1.4 - length : width
Aspect ratio implication: the length is 29% shorter than the width
Available reproduction fabrics: acrylic glass print (with real glass coating), metal print (aluminium dibond), poster print (canvas paper), canvas print
Canvas print (canvas on stretcher frame) size options: 50x70cm - 20x28", 100x140cm - 39x55"
Acrylic glass print (with real glass coating) sizes: 50x70cm - 20x28", 100x140cm - 39x55"
Poster print (canvas paper): 50x70cm - 20x28"
Aluminium print options: 50x70cm - 20x28", 100x140cm - 39x55"
Art print framing: unframed art print

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The artpiece "Portrait of Mrs. Sackett" was made by the painter Samuel Lovett Waldo in 1839. The over 180 year-old original version had the following size: 48 x 35 1/8 in (121,92 x 89,22 cm) and was crafted with the technique of oil on wood panel. What is more, the work of art can be viewed in in the collection of Los Angeles County Museum of Art, which is the largest art museum in the western United States, with a collection of more than 142.000 objects that illuminate 6.000 years of artistic expression across the globe. The modern art artwork, which is part of the public domain is included with courtesy of Los Angeles County Museum of Art (, the work of art has the following creditline: . On top of that, alignment is portrait with a side ratio of 1 : 1.4, which means that the length is 29% shorter than the width.

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