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

Luce Center Label

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