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
Luce Center Label
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.
Portrait female - Jordan Jr., John, Mrs. - bust
painting - miniature
paint - watercolor