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Little Girl with Doll

ca. 1854 John Carlin Born: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 1813 Died: New York, New York 1891 watercolor on ivory sight 2 1/4 x 1 7/8 in. (5.7 x 4.8 cm) oval Smithsonian American Art Museum Museum purchase through the Catherine Walden Myer Fund 1947.1.1 Not currently on view


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We do not know the identity of this young girl, who is around four or five years old. Her hair has been styled into ringlets, which was fashionable for ladies and children alike during the 1840s and 1850s.

Keywords

Object - toy - doll

Portrait female - unidentified - child

painting - miniature

paint - watercolor

ivory

About John Carlin

Born: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 1813 Died: New York, New York 1891

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