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Mary Thayer Holden

ca. 1805 Thomas Young Born: 1765 Died: 1821 watercolor on ivory 2 3/4 x 2 3/8 in. (7.0 x 5.9 cm) oval Smithsonian American Art Museum Gift of Mrs. Henry L. Milmore 1950.4.3 Not currently on view

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Mary Thayer Holden was the wife of Captain John Pierce, who served in the artillery at Beaver County, Pennsylvania. The initials “MH” are monogrammed in gold over hairwork on the reverse of the miniature.


Portrait female - Holden, Mary Thayer - bust

painting - miniature

paint - watercolor


About Thomas Young

Born: 1765 Died: 1821