Dr. Elisha Poinsett

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

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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 (1723-1804), 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
Artists
Date
ca. 1801-1802
On View
Not on view.
Dimensions
sight 2 3/4 x 2 1/4 in. (7.1 x 5.7 cm) oval
Credit Line

Smithsonian American Art Museum

Bequest of Mary Elizabeth Spencer

Mediums
Classifications
Keywords
  • Occupation – medicine – doctor
  • Portrait male – Poinsett, Elisha – bust
Object Number
1999.27.26
Palette
URL
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