Interpreting historical portraits
(grades 9–12)

Art Historians can find clues in century-old portraits to learn about the sitter and the purpose of the painting. Enjoy the short video and accompanying lesson plan looking at Portrait of a Woman.

Developed and recorded by Sarah Tomkins, Agnes Student Docent. This video is accompanied by a lesson plan geared towards students in grades 9–12.

AGNES Learns is a digital resource for children and families. Artworks from the Agnes collection inspire fun ways to explore, understand and get creative.


Featured Artwork

Unknown Artist
Portrait of a Woman
around 1625, oil on canvas
Gift of Isabel Bader, 2021

AGNES thanks the Lloyd Carr-Harris Foundation.

Image Credits

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