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James Norris

19th century Unidentified watercolor on ivory image (oval): 2 7/16 x 2 1/16 in. (6.2 x 5.2 cm) Smithsonian American Art Museum Bequest of Mary Elizabeth Spencer 1999.27.39 Not currently on view

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Although this miniature was attributed to Sarah Miriam Peale, questions have been raised as to whether another miniaturist painted this portrait. James Norris is reputed to have lived in Philadelphia, a popular destination for many painters of miniatures.


Portrait male - Norris, James - bust

painting - miniature

paint - watercolor