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William Wilson

ca. 1826 George Catlin Born: Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania 1796 Died: Jersey City, New Jersey 1872 watercolor on ivory sight 2 1/8 x 1 3/4 in. (5.4 x 4.4 cm) oval Smithsonian American Art Museum Museum purchase 1980.126.1 Not currently on view


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William Wilson (1762-1844) was born in Scotland and, after moving to New York, married Agnes Ann Kerr of Edenton, North Carolina, in 1786. Their grandchildren’s marriages into the Lamb and Repiton families of North Carolina are commemorated in four other miniatures in this collection, of William Boswell Lamb and his wife, Margaret Kerr Lamb (see 1980.126.4 and 1980.126.5), and Joseph Lavoir Repiton and his wife, Marguerite Tangier Repiton (see 1980.126.2 and 1980.126.3).

Keywords

Portrait male - Wilson, William - bust

painting - miniature

paint - watercolor

ivory