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Woman in a Red Dress

1821 Anna Claypoole Peale Born: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 1791 Died: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 1878 watercolor on ivory sight 3 x 2 1/2 in. (7.7 x 6.3 cm) oval Smithsonian American Art Museum Bequest of Mary Elizabeth Spencer 1999.27.29 Not currently on view


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This miniature is housed in an elegant red leather case with a green velvet lining, colors that compliment the sitter’s pale complexion and richly colored gown. Although the cut of her bodice is more restrained than an English dress might be, the sitter wears her hair piled high and curled in ringlets around her face, like many English women of the day.

Keywords

Portrait female - unidentified - bust

painting - miniature

paint - watercolor

ivory

About Anna Claypoole Peale

Born: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 1791 Died: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 1878

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