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Vicki

ca. 1935 Grace H. Murray Born: New York, New York 1872 Died: 1944 watercolor on ivory sight 4 1/2 x 3 1/2 in. (11.4 x 8.9 cm) oval Smithsonian American Art Museum Gift of the American Society of Miniature Painters 1965.30.12 Not currently on view


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We only know the first name of the young girl in this portrait, but her dress and nosegay suggest this miniature may have been painted on the occasion of a family celebration. If so, then her expression suggests that she did not enjoy the event. Grace Murray signed this piece with a stylized monogram. Many American and English artists designed such “trademarks” as instantly recognizable signatures.

Keywords

Figure female - child - waist length

Portrait female - unidentified - Vicki

painting - miniature

paint - watercolor

ivory

About Grace H. Murray

Born: New York, New York 1872 Died: 1944

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