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Rosina Cox Boardman

ca. 1940 Mabel R. Welch Born: New Haven, Connecticut 1871 Died: Wilbraham, Massachusetts 1959 watercolor on ivory sight 4 3/8 x 3 1/2 in. (11.0 x 8.9 cm) oval Smithsonian American Art Museum Gift of the American Society of Miniature Painters 1965.30.10 Not currently on view


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Rosina Cox Boardman, a miniaturist herself, was born in 1878. This means she would have been sixty-two at the time of this portrait, but the artist chose to depict her at around forty years old. The Levantia White Boardman Memorial Medal, a coveted prize awarded by the American Society of Miniature Painters, was named after Rosina’s mother. Both Boardman and Mabel Welch were recipients of this award during their careers.

Keywords

Dress - accessory - fur

Portrait female - Boardman, Rosina Cox - bust

painting - miniature

paint - watercolor

ivory

About Mabel R. Welch

Born: New Haven, Connecticut 1871 Died: Wilbraham, Massachusetts 1959