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Susan Poinsett

ca. 1801-1802 Edward Greene Malbone Born: Newport, Rhode Island 1777 Died: Savannah, Georgia 1807 watercolor on ivory sight 2 3/4 x 2 1/4 in. (7.0 x 5.7 cm) oval Smithsonian American Art Museum Bequest of Mary Elizabeth Spencer 1999.27.27 Not currently on view


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Edward Greene Malbone painted Elisha Poinsett’s daughter, Susan (1782-1804), and other members of the Charleston family in 1801 and 1802. Susan was then recuperating from a lengthy illness, but her recovery was brief and she died two years later.

Keywords

Portrait female - Poinsett, Susan - bust

painting - miniature

paint - watercolor

ivory

About Edward Greene Malbone

Born: Newport, Rhode Island 1777 Died: Savannah, Georgia 1807

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