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Mrs. Fenno Knight (née du Clois)

1799 Unidentified (French) watercolor on ivory in gilt wooden frame image: sight 2 5/8 x 2 1/8 in. (6.7 x 5.4 cm) oval Smithsonian American Art Museum Gift of Mrs. William Knight Crick 1931.5.1 Not currently on view


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Mrs. Fenno Knight sat for her portrait at age eighteen in a stylish high-waisted dress, wearing simple necklaces, earrings, and a hair ornament. Her playful eyes and slight smile suggest a pride and excitement in being painted.

Keywords

Portrait female - Knight, Mrs. Fenno - bust

painting - miniature

paint - watercolor

ivory