Mrs. John McCluney
ca. 1795 James Peale Born: Chestertown, Maryland 1749 Died: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 1831 watercolor on ivory sight 2 5/8 x 2 1/8 in. (6.7 x 5.4 cm) oval Smithsonian American Art Museum Museum purchase through the Catherine Walden Myer Fund 1950.12.3 Not currently on view
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It is not clear whether this woman is Elizabeth Purviance, who was married to Major John McCluney of Pennsylvania in 1804, or if she is Isabella Shearer of Virginia, who married a John McCluney in 1779. With luck, further research will eventually reveal her identity.
Portrait female - Mc Cluney, John, Mrs. - bust
painting - miniature
paint - watercolor