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
Smithsonian American Art Museum
Luce Foundation Center, 3rd Floor, 16A, Drawer 7
Luce Center Label
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