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Luce Foundation Center for American Art

Painting: Miniatures: Adeline Morgan Thompson
Adeline Morgan Thompson

Adeline Morgan Thompson
about 1840
Unidentified artist
watercolor on ivory
2 1/2 x 2 in. (6.4 x 5.1 cm) oval
Smithsonian American Art Museum, Gift of Mildred A. Thompson

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Adeline Morgan Thompson was born around 1799. She married Allen Thompson, a printer in Philadelphia, and together they had eight children. In this portrait, her simple hairstyle and fashionably revealing dress emphasize her elegant jewelry and make her appear younger than her forty years.

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