Emilia Field Brewer
ca. 1875 Attributed to John Alexander McDougall Born: Livingston, New Jersey Died: New York 1894 watercolor on ivory sight 2 3/4 x 2 1/4 in. (7.1 x 5.7 cm) oval Smithsonian American Art Museum Gift of Mrs. David Karrick 1963.8.1 Not currently on view
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Emilia Field (1807-1861) married Reverend Josiah Brewer in 1829. The couple spent nine years as missionaries in Turkey, returning to the United States in 1838. She then founded the Elm Street Female Seminary in New Haven, Connecticut, and raised seven children, one of whom, David Josiah Brewer, became a Supreme Court justice. Her brothers were entrepreneur Cyrus Field, who laid the transatlantic cable, and Stephen J. Field, a member of the Supreme Court.
Portrait female - Brewer, Emily Field - bust
painting - miniature
paint - watercolor