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Mrs. John Jordan, Jr.

1848 John Henry Brown Born: Lancaster, Pennsylvania 1818 Died: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 1891 watercolor on ivory image: sight 3 x 2 3/8 in. (7.6 x 6.1 cm) oval Smithsonian American Art Museum Museum purchase through the Catherine Walden Myer Fund 1952.5.3 Not currently on view


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We know nothing about this woman, who appears here in a simple dress of sheer fabric, with a small locket at her throat. The locket may contain a miniature, as artists during the nineteenth century often showed their sitters wearing a token similar to the one being painted.

Keywords

Portrait female - Jordan Jr., John, Mrs. - bust

painting - miniature

paint - watercolor

ivory

About John Henry Brown

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

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