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Portrait of a Lady

ca. 1840 Alfred T. Agate Born: Sparta, New York 1812 Died: Washington, District of Columbia 1846 watercolor on ivory 3 7/8 x 3 in. (10.0 x 7.6 cm) oval Smithsonian American Art Museum Museum purchase through the Catherine Walden Myer Fund 1944.7.4 Not currently on view

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The lady in this portrait wears a hairstyle fashionable with the young during the 1840s and 1850s. It is parted smoothly in the middle with tight clusters of curls over each ear.


Portrait female - unidentified - bust

painting - miniature

paint - watercolor