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Portrait of a Child

ca. 1800 Raphaelle Peale Born: Annapolis, Maryland 1774 Died: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 1825 watercolor on ivory 2 1/2 x 1 7/8 in. (6.2 x 4.9 cm) oval Smithsonian American Art Museum Museum purchase through the Catherine Walden Myer Fund 1963.9.5 Not currently on view

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This is thought to be a painting of a child known only as “Miss Borrie.” The artist applied touches of red to the girl’s lips and cheeks in this otherwise subdued painting to emphasize her smiling expression.


Portrait female - unidentified - bust

Portrait female - unidentified - child

painting - miniature

paint - watercolor