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Portrait of a Young Girl

ca. 1830 Thomas Seir Cummings Born: Bath, England 1804 Died: Hackensack, New Jersey 1894 watercolor on ivory sight 1 3/4 x 1 1/2 in. (4.4 x 3.8 cm) oval Smithsonian American Art Museum Museum purchase 1982.98.1 Not currently on view

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The young girl in this painting wears a black gown with puffed or “melon” sleeves. Fashionable ladies sometimes inflated these with removable down-filled pillows.


Portrait female - unidentified - child

painting - miniature

paint - watercolor