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Mrs. Thomas Lee Shippen

ca. 1816 Hugh Bridport Born: London, England 1794 Died: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania watercolor on ivory sight 2 5/8 x 2 1/8 in. (6.7 x 5.4 cm) oval Smithsonian American Art Museum Gift of Natalie Brooks Sears Shippen and William Brush Shippen 1999.87.2 Not currently on view


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Elizabeth Carter Farley was the granddaughter of Colonel William Byrd III of Virginia, and a cousin of the Civil War general Robert E. Lee. Her second husband was Thomas Lee Shippen (1765-1798) of Philadelphia, a confidante of Thomas Jefferson. Two of her children, Thomas Lee Shippen and William Shippen, were painted in miniature by James Peale, and are in this collection as well [see 1999.87.4, and 1999.87.5].

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Portrait female - Shippen, Thomas Lee, Mrs. - bust

painting - miniature

paint - watercolor

ivory

About Hugh Bridport

Born: London, England 1794 Died: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

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