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
Luce Center Label
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.
Figure female - child - waist length
Portrait female - unidentified - Vicki
painting - miniature
paint - watercolor