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Portrait of a Young Woman

ca. 1910 Mary Louisa Adams Clement Born: Newbury, Massachusetts 1882 Died: Warrenton, Virginia 1950 watercolor on ivory sight 3 7/8 x 3 in. (9.8 x 7.6 cm) rectangle Smithsonian American Art Museum Adams-Clement Collection, gift of Mary Louisa Adams Clement in memory of her mother, Louisa Catherine Adams Clement 1950.6.14 Not currently on view

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Although the identity of the woman in this painting is not known, it is possible that Mary Louisa Adams Clement created it as a self-portrait at age twenty-eight. Conservation of this miniature was made possible through a generous grant provided by the Smithsonian Women’s Committee.


Portrait female - unidentified - bust

painting - miniature

paint - watercolor