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.
Portrait female - Ellis, John Willis, Mrs. - bust
Portrait female - White, Mary - bust
painting - miniature
paint - watercolor