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Adeline Morgan Thompson

ca. 1840 Unidentified watercolor on ivory 2 1/2 x 2 in. (6.4 x 5.1 cm) oval Smithsonian American Art Museum Gift of Mildred A. Thompson 1983.106 Not currently on view


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Adeline Morgan Thompson was born around 1799. She married Allen Thompson, a printer in Philadelphia, and together they had eight children. In this portrait, her simple hairstyle and fashionably revealing dress emphasize her elegant jewelry and make her appear younger than her forty years.

Keywords

Portrait female - Thompson, Adeline Morgan - bust

painting - miniature

paint - watercolor

ivory