Catherine Douglas Dickson

  • Raphaelle Peale, Catherine Douglas Dickson, ca. 1818, watercolor, Smithsonian American Art Museum, Museum purchase through the Catherine Walden Myer Fund, 1944.3.33

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Catharine Dickson (1802-1870) was the daughter of William E. Dickson, Greeneville, Tennessee’s first postmaster. Her miniature may have been painted to celebrate her impending marriage to Dr. Alexander Williams (1793-1852) of Surrey, North Carolina, an ancestor of the playwright Tennessee Williams. The inscription within this miniature states that the likeness was “taken when 16 years old by Rembrandt Peele [sic].” That attribution has changed, awarding this miniature to Rembrandt’s brother Raphaelle.

Title
Catherine Douglas Dickson
Artists
Date
ca. 1818
On View
Not on view.
Dimensions
2 5/8 x 2 1/4 in. (6.8 x 5.6 cm) oval
Credit Line

Smithsonian American Art Museum

Museum purchase through the Catherine Walden Myer Fund

Mediums
Classifications
Keywords
  • Portrait female – Dickson, Katherine Douglas – bust
Object Number
1944.3.33
Palette
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