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Portrait of a Lady

1810 William M. S. Doyle Born: Boston, Massachusetts 1769 Died: Boston, Massachusetts 1828 watercolor on ivory sight 3 x 2 1/2 in. (7.5 x 6.3 cm) oval Smithsonian American Art Museum Museum purchase through the Catherine Walden Myer Fund 1954.6.3 Smithsonian American Art Museum
Luce Foundation Center, 3rd Floor, 16A, Drawer 3


Luce Center Label

This young lady appears to have been a prominent member of Boston society in the early nineteenth century. She wears an evening gown of pale, delicate material, with a shawl wrapped around her arms for warmth.

Keywords

Portrait female - unidentified - bust

painting - miniature

paint - watercolor

ivory