John Jauncey Ketchum

John Jauncey Ketchum (17701841) was born on Bermuda, the sixth generation of his family to inhabit that island. In 1795 he married a distant relative, Susannah Jauncey (17721861), in New York, which may have been the occasion for which this miniature was painted. The back of this locket is adorned with the initials JK” in gold filigree, and interwoven locks of hair, possibly those of the newlyweds. The couple returned to Bermuda, raising eight children, and after Ketchum’s death Susannah returned to New York.

Title
John Jauncey Ketchum
Artist
Date
ca. 1795
Location
Not on view
Dimensions
3 382 38 in. (8.66.0 cm) oval
Credit Line

Smithsonian American Art Museum

Gift of Albert A. Best, Edison, N.J.

Mediums
Mediums Description
watercolor on ivory
Classifications
Keywords
  • Portrait male – Ketchum, John Jauncey
Object Number
1986.64.1
Palette
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