Benjamin Trott, Miriam Etting Myers, ca. 1805, watercolor on ivory, Smithsonian American Art Museum, Museum purchase through the Catherine Walden Myer Fund, 1959.5.1
Miriam Etting Meyers (Mrs. Jacob Meyers) was born in 1787 and died in 1808. Her father, Solomon Etting, whose portrait was also painted by Benjamin Trott, led the movement in Maryland’s statehouse for the “Jew Bill,” which permitted Jews in Maryland to hold public office without having to first renounce their faith. This miniature was first attributed to Edward Greene Malbone, a rival portraitist whose success Trott greatly envied.
Miriam Etting Myers
- ca. 1805
- On View
- Not on view.
3 x 2 1/4 in. (7.7 x 5.7 cm) oval
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Smithsonian American Art Museum
Museum purchase through the Catherine Walden Myer Fund
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- watercolor on ivory
- Portrait female – Myers, Miriam Etting – bust
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