Elizabeth Chandler Putnam
ca. 1826 Attributed to William Dunlap Born: Perth Amboy, New Jersey 1766 Died: New York, New York 1839 watercolor on ivory 3 1/4 x 2 1/2 in. (8.2 x 6.3 cm) oval Smithsonian American Art Museum Museum purchase 1981.65 Not currently on view
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This miniature of Elizabeth Putnam (1770-1820) is attributed to William Dunlap on stylistic grounds, and the artist apparently painted it several years after her death. She had married Ebenezer Putnam in 1786, and was the daughter of the Honorable John Chandler and Dorothy Paine.
Portrait female - Putnam, Elizabeth Chandler - bust
painting - miniature
paint - watercolor