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
Luce Center Label
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].
Portrait female - Shippen, Thomas Lee, Mrs. - bust
painting - miniature
paint - watercolor