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Portrait of a Lady

ca. 1850 Daniel F. Ames watercolor on ivory sight 2 1/8 x 1 5/8 in. (5.5 x 4.1 cm) octagon Smithsonian American Art Museum Gift of Mrs. Henry Du Pré Bounetheau 1946.3.17 Not currently on view


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The lady in this portrait wears her hair pulled over her ears and tied in a knot at the back, a style that was fashionable for older women during the mid-nineteenth century.

Keywords

Portrait female - unidentified - bust

painting - miniature

paint - watercolor

ivory