Martha Washington

In 1757, the year her first husband died, Martha Dandridge Custis (17311802) sat for a portrait by John Wollaston. Martha was then only twenty-six years old, and within two years would marry her second husband, George Washington. Wollaston’s portrait of Martha was engraved in 1859 by John Cheney, of the firm Cheney & Kellogg. Cheney then painted this miniature, based on his own engraving.

Title
Martha Washington
Artists
Copy after John Wollaston
Date
ca. 1859
Location
Not on view
Dimensions
image (oval): 1 1161316 in. (2.72.1 cm)
Credit Line

Smithsonian American Art Museum

Bequest of Mary Elizabeth Spencer

Mediums
Mediums Description
watercolor on ivory
Classifications
Keywords
  • Portrait female – Washington, Martha – bust
Object Number
1999.27.6
Palette
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