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Comfort Cory Borden, Mother of Thomas Wix Borden

ca. 1820 Unidentified watercolor on paper image (oval): 3 11/16 x 2 11/16 in. (9.4 x 6.8 cm) Smithsonian American Art Museum Bequest of Mary Elizabeth Spencer 1999.27.72.1 Not currently on view

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Comfort Cory Borden (Mrs. John Borden) sat for the artist in a brown dress with a high lace collar. The muted background emphasizes her fashionable jewelry and hairstyle, suggesting the lady’s refinement and wealth.


Dress - accessory - fan

Dress - accessory - jewelry

Portrait female - Borden, Comfort Cory - bust

painting - miniature

paint - watercolor