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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.

Keywords

Portrait female - Putnam, Elizabeth Chandler - bust

painting - miniature

paint - watercolor

ivory

About Attributed to William Dunlap

Born: Perth Amboy, New Jersey 1766 Died: New York, New York 1839