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Thomas Lee Shippen

1795 James Peale Born: Chestertown, Maryland 1749 Died: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 1831 watercolor on ivory sight 1 3/4 x 1 3/8 in. (4.4 x 3.5 cm) oval Smithsonian American Art Museum Gift of Natalie Brooks Sears Shippen and William Brush Shippen 1999.87.4 Smithsonian American Art Museum
Luce Foundation Center, 3rd Floor, 16A, Drawer 3


Luce Center Label

Thomas Shippen (1793-1810) was two or three years old when James Peale painted this miniature. Thomas and his brother, William---whose miniature by James Peale is also in this collection [see 1999.87.5]---were the sons of Thomas Lee Shippen (1765-1798) and Elizabeth Carter Farley (1774-1826). Farley’s miniature, painted by Hugh Bridport, is also in this collection [see 1999.87.2].

Keywords

Figure male - child - bust

Portrait male - Shippen, Thomas Lee - bust

painting - miniature

paint - watercolor

ivory

About James Peale

Born: Chestertown, Maryland 1749 Died: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 1831

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