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Portrait of a Lady

1851 George H. Hite Born: Urbana, Ohio 1807 Died: New York, New York watercolor on ivory mounted on paper 2 5/8 x 2 1/8 in. (6.7 x 5.4 cm) rectangle Smithsonian American Art Museum Museum purchase 1987.68 Not currently on view

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The artist painted the background of this miniature in a vignette, so that the color fades into the background. When the ivory is viewed without its frame, the smudgy edges of the paint are revealed.


Portrait female - unidentified - bust

painting - miniature

paint - watercolor