Emily Smiley Snowden

  • Charles Peale Polk, Emily Smiley Snowden, 1793, oil on canvas, Smithsonian American Art Museum, Gift of Mr. Frederick E. Kline, 1977.104

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No documentation exists regarding Charles Peale Polk’s commission to paint Emily Smiley Snowden. But it is possible to guess at her social and economic position from the imported silk of her dress, her hand-painted fan, embroidered shawl, and Chippendale chair.

Title
Emily Smiley Snowden
Artist
Date
1793
On View
Not on view.
Dimensions
35 5/8 x 30 7/8 in. (90.5 x 78.4 cm)
Credit Line

Smithsonian American Art Museum

Gift of Mr. Frederick E. Kline

Mediums
Mediums Description
oil on canvas
Classifications
Keywords
  • Dress – accessory – fan
  • Portrait female – Snowden, Emily – waist length
Object Number
1977.104
Palette
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