Dr. Elisha Poinsett

  • Edward Greene Malbone, Dr. Elisha Poinsett, ca. 1801-1802, watercolor on ivory, Smithsonian American Art Museum, Bequest of Mary Elizabeth Spencer, 1999.27.26

Edward Greene Malbone painted miniatures of several members of the Poinsett family during his trip to Charleston in 1801-02. Two of those miniatures are in this collection: Dr. Elisha Poinsett (17231804), and his daughter, Susan. Dr. Poinsett was the father of Joel R. Poinsett, who was a member of the House of Representatives and secretary of war to President Van Buren.

Title
Dr. Elisha Poinsett
Artist
Date
ca. 1801-1802
Location
Not on view
Dimensions
sight 2 342 14 in. (7.15.7 cm) oval
Credit Line

Smithsonian American Art Museum

Bequest of Mary Elizabeth Spencer

Mediums
Mediums Description
watercolor on ivory
Classifications
Keywords
  • Occupation – medicine – doctor
Object Number
1999.27.26
Palette
Linked Open Data
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