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Mrs. George Washington Rodgers (Ann Perry)

ca. 1815 Anson Dickinson Born: Milton, Connecticut 1779 Died: Litchfield, Connecticut 1852 watercolor on ivory sight 3 x 2 1/2 in. (7.6 x 6.2 cm) oval Smithsonian American Art Museum Gift of Mrs. Henry L. Milmore 1950.4.8 Not currently on view


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With her dark ringlets and sheer white dress, Ann Perry Rodgers (1798-1850) is the picture of modern sophisticated fashion sense and dramatic allure. Her marriage in 1815 to Commodore George Washington Rodgers united two of the most prominent naval families in Annapolis. Ann’s brother, Oliver Hazard Perry, was but one of many decorated officers in the family. Her husband’s family also owned what is now the historic Rodgers Tavern in Perryville, Maryland. Conservation of this miniature was made possible through a generous grant provided by the Smithsonian Women’s Committee.

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Portrait female - Perry, Ann - bust

Portrait female - Rogers, George Washington, Mrs. - bust

painting - miniature

paint - watercolor

ivory

About Anson Dickinson

Born: Milton, Connecticut 1779 Died: Litchfield, Connecticut 1852

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