- The sleek beauty of contemporary fashion photography, an emerging genre in the 1920s, inspired Kroll’s depiction of an idealized female wearing a tasteful ensemble.
- According to a letter penned by Kroll, the artist sought to combine the “vigorous form” of this portrait with “powerful color harmony.” Indeed, the complementary colors of the green scarf and red woolen cap—or tam—achieve a vibrant effect against the otherwise neutral palette.
- Kroll executed two drawings and three oil paintings of his model, Joie, the teenaged daughter of American sculptor Hermon Atkins MacNeil. This portrait was the last he completed before her untimely death in 1928.
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