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Mrs. John Willis Ellis (Mary White)

1846 John Henry Brown Born: Lancaster, Pennsylvania 1818 Died: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 1891 watercolor on ivory 2 5/8 x 2 1/8 in. (6.7 x 5.4 cm) oval Smithsonian American Art Museum Museum purchase through the Catherine Walden Myer Fund 1938.11.2 Not currently on view


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Mrs. Ellis was the wife of the North Carolina governor who signed the secession order aligning North Carolina with the Confederacy. The governor died in office on July 7, 1861.

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Portrait female - Ellis, John Willis, Mrs. - bust

Portrait female - White, Mary - bust

painting - miniature

paint - watercolor

ivory

About John Henry Brown

Born: Lancaster, Pennsylvania 1818 Died: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 1891

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