Emilia Field Brewer

  • John Alexander McDougall, Emilia Field Brewer, ca. 1875, watercolor on ivory, Smithsonian American Art Museum, Gift of Mrs. David Karrick, 1963.8.1

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Emilia Field (1807-1861) married Reverend Josiah Brewer in 1829. The couple spent nine years as missionaries in Turkey, returning to the United States in 1838. She then founded the Elm Street Female Seminary in New Haven, Connecticut, and raised seven children, one of whom, David Josiah Brewer, became a Supreme Court justice. Her brothers were entrepreneur Cyrus Field, who laid the transatlantic cable, and Stephen J. Field, a member of the Supreme Court.

Title
Emilia Field Brewer
Artist
Date
ca. 1875
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

Gift of Mrs. David Karrick

Mediums
Mediums Description
watercolor on ivory
Classifications
Keywords
  • Portrait female – Brewer, Emily Field – bust
Object Number
1963.8.1
Palette
Linked Open Data
Linked Open Data URI

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