Marguerite Repiton (Mrs. Joseph)

  • Francis Rabineau, Marguerite Repiton (Mrs. Joseph), ca. 1798, watercolor on ivory, Smithsonian American Art Museum, Museum purchase, 1980.126.3

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The Repitons were French Roman Catholics who were also Protestant sympathizers. Their support of Protestantism led them to flee their homeland, and they landed on the island of Santo Domingo (now the Dominican Republic). With the onset of the Great Insurrection there, the Repitons moved again, landing in Williamsburg, Virginia, in 1810. There, they settled into Virginia society and purchased what is now called the Greenhow-Repiton House. Other members of the same family are represented in this museum’s collection of miniatures, including Mr. and Mrs. William Lamb, painted by an unidentified artist [see 1980.126.4 and 1980.126.5], and William Wilson, painted by George Catlin [see 1980.126.1].

Title
Marguerite Repiton (Mrs. Joseph)
Artist
Date
ca. 1798
Location
Not on view
Dimensions
2 5/8 x 2 1/4 in. (6.7 x 5.7 cm) oval
Credit Line

Smithsonian American Art Museum

Museum purchase

Mediums
Mediums Description
watercolor on ivory
Classifications
Keywords
  • Portrait female – Repiton, Joseph, Mrs. – bust
  • Portrait female – Repiton, Marguerite – bust
Object Number
1980.126.3
Palette
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