Elizabeth Knapp

  • James Peale, Elizabeth Knapp, 1802, watercolor on ivory, Smithsonian American Art Museum, Museum purchase through the Catherine Walden Myer Fund, 1937.11.1

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There are numerous women by this name who lived during the time James Peale was painting miniatures, making it difficult to determine exactly who this sitter might be. However, an Elizabeth Knapp of Danbury, Connecticut, died about 1802, and it is possible that this miniature was painted to commemorate her passing. The back of the locket contains a lock of her hair, bound in gold thread and set with pearls.

Title
Elizabeth Knapp
Artist
Date
1802
On View
Not on view.
Dimensions
sight 2 5/8 x 2 in. (6.7 x 5.1 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 – Knapp, Elizabeth – bust
Object Number
1937.11.1
Palette
Linked Open Data
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