ca. 1837 Unidentified Born: England Died: United States watercolor on ivory 2 3/8 x 2 in. (6.0 x 5.1 cm) octagon Smithsonian American Art Museum Museum purchase 1940.5.1 Not currently on view
Luce Center Label
The artist painted a rose-colored background to complement Antoinette Bates’s porcelain complexion. Her simple dress and absence of jewelry emphasize her large eyes, which are framed by the soft curls of hair on either side of her face.
Portrait female - Bates, Antoinette - bust
painting - miniature
paint - watercolor
Born: England Died: United States