Elizabeth Oliphant

  • James Peale, Elizabeth Oliphant, 1795, watercolor on ivory, Smithsonian American Art Museum, Bequest of Bertha E. Jaques, 1942.2.3

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Elizabeth Oliphant was the sister of Robert Oliphant, whose miniature, painted by Raphaelle Peale, is also in this collection. They were the eldest children of William Oliphant, a wealthy Philadelphia landowner. The year after this miniature was painted, Elizabeth married William Flintham, and it is likely that this painting commemorated her engagement. This miniature remained in the family for several generations, until it passed to a close friend who bequeathed it, and the miniature of her brother, to this museum.

Title
Elizabeth Oliphant
Artist
Date
1795
On View
Not on view.
Dimensions
image: sight 2 3/4 x 2 1/4 in. (7.0 x 5.8 cm) oval
Credit Line

Smithsonian American Art Museum

Bequest of Bertha E. Jaques

Mediums
Mediums Description
watercolor on ivory
Classifications
Keywords
  • Portrait female – Oliphant, Elizabeth – bust
Object Number
1942.2.3
Palette
Linked Open Data
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