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Miss Clementine Dalcour in Mourning

1913 Anna Margaretta Archambault Born: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 1856 Died: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 1956 watercolor on ivory 4 1/8 x 3 1/8 in. (10.5 x 7.9 cm) rectangle Smithsonian American Art Museum Gift of the artist 1945.10.1 Not currently on view


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Clémentine Dalcour (1855-1942) was born in Cuba and moved to Ellicott City, Maryland, with her family in the late nineteenth century. She eventually moved to Philadelphia on her own, where she taught French at the Philadelphia High School for Girls. Correspondence with Clémentine's family reveals that her fiancé passed away around the time this miniature was painted, and it is likely he for whom she mourns. Clémentine is buried in Cecil County, Maryland.

Keywords

Portrait female - Dalcour, Clementine - bust

State of being - emotion - sorrow

painting - miniature

paint - watercolor

ivory

About Anna Margaretta Archambault

Born: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 1856 Died: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 1956