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Mrs. Nathaniel Parkinson

late 18th - early 19th century Unidentified watercolor on ivory image (oval): 2 5/8 x 2 1/8 in. (6.7 x 5.4 cm) Smithsonian American Art Museum Bequest of Mary Elizabeth Spencer 1999.27.10 Not currently on view

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This miniature was originally attributed to the artist William Dunlap, but research has since proved this not to be the case. We do not know the life of Mrs. Nathaniel Parkinson, but her cap suggests that this portrait was painted in the first half of the nineteenth century.


Dress - accessory - hat

Portrait female - Parkinson, Nathaniel Mrs. - bust

painting - miniature

paint - watercolor