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Mrs. Baker

ca. 1800-1814 Attributed to Charles Hénard Born: Bourg-en-Bresse, France 1757 watercolor on ivory image (oval): 2 3/8 x 1 15/16 in. (6.1 x 4.9 cm) Smithsonian American Art Museum Bequest of Mary Elizabeth Spencer 1999.27.19 Not currently on view


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Although this miniature is undated, Mrs. Baker’s dress and hairstyle are of the fashion favored in Paris during the early 1800s, and in America by the 1810s.

Keywords

Portrait female - Baker, Mrs. - bust

painting - miniature

paint - watercolor

ivory

About Attributed to Charles Hénard

Born: Bourg-en-Bresse, France 1757

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