Catherine Douglas Dickson

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

Catharine Dickson (18021870) 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 (17931852) 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
Artist
Date
ca. 1818
Location
Not on view
Dimensions
2 582 14 in. (6.85.6 cm) oval
Credit Line

Smithsonian American Art Museum

Museum purchase through the Catherine Walden Myer Fund

Mediums
Mediums Description
watercolor on ivory
Classifications
Keywords
  • Portrait female – Dickson, Katherine Douglas – bust
Object Number
1944.3.33
Palette
Linked Open Data
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