Eliza Osgood Peabody, Age 6

The little girl in this primitive portrait is six-year-old Eliza Osgood Peabody, born in 1824 into a wealthy Boston family. Eliza wears lacy bloomers and a brown and gold dress with puffy sleeves. She stands on a decorative rug in front of crimson curtains that have been drawn back to frame her figure. The awkward proportions of the child’s body suggest that the artist received little or no formal training. In 1850, Eliza married Isaac Andrew, brother of Massachusetts governor John Andrew.

Title
Eliza Osgood Peabody, Age 6
Artist
Date
1830
Location
Not on view
Dimensions
sight 2 181 38 in. (5.43.5 cm) oval
Credit Line

Smithsonian American Art Museum

Bequest of Mary Elizabeth Spencer

Mediums
Mediums Description
watercolor on ivory
Classifications
Keywords
  • Portrait female – Peabody, Eliza Osgood – full length
  • Figure female – child – full length
Object Number
1999.27.57
Palette
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