Portrait of Belle Cole. By George E. Hendry, 1903. Oil on canvas.

Object type
Presented by James Sharpe Esq, 1925
Portrait of Belle Cole by George E. Hendry, 1903. Three-quarter length, seated, with a copy of Handel's 'Messiah' on her lap. Wearing a black dress with heavy lace and net mantilla-like sleeves, possibly a shawl, and a deep red corsage on her left shoulder. With a black velvet neck ribbon decorated with jewels, diamond earrings and a red rose in her hair. A deep red curtain of a fabric with flying birds hangs to her right. A heavily jewelled pin is worn on on the right of her dress, and she wears a large ring on her right index finger. Looking to the viewer. Oil on canvas. Signed and dated in paint on the lower left border 'George E. Hendry 1903'. In a heavy gilded frame.
Date made
painting, portrait, costume, music - legible, jewellery, clothing, singer, oratorio, opera, contralto
canvas, oil
Object type
Type Length Width Height Diameter Unit (length)
image 990 1270 mm
image and frame 1135 1160 mm
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