Pink granite on base of marble

Private collection



Signed and dated

Portrait of simple but expressive forms that shows the beauty of the model; head tilted towards the left side. It's combed back hair with elegant and light waves, remaining the clear forehead. Her glance is serene, high cheeks, thick mouth and long neck, stylizing more to the figure. The stone used is pink hue to capture the type of Nordic skin, since she was Swede.

The woman portrayed is the wife of the manager of the Shell: Mr. Hall. In Portugal they learn of the existence of Asorey, and order this portrait. While the work was in process the matrimony was staying at the Hostal de los Reyes Católicos. There the Mrs. Hall fall in love with his chauffeur and abandons to his husband, this one, obviously, never picked up the portrait to Asorey.