Miss Clothier

  • Unidentified, Miss Clothier, ca. 1810-1840, watercolor on ivory, Smithsonian American Art Museum, Bequest of Mary Elizabeth Spencer, 1999.27.55

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This portrait shows a young lady standing in front of the Fairmont waterworks building, constructed in 1815 along the Schuylkill River to pump water into Philadelphia’s reservoirs. In 1919, when construction began on the Philadelphia Museum of Art, the architects designed the large neoclassical structure to imitate the temple-like design of the waterworks building close by.

Title
Miss Clothier
Artist
Date
ca. 1810-1840
On View
Not on view.
Dimensions
image (oval): 2 5/8 x 2 1/8 in. (6.7 x 5.4 cm)
Credit Line

Smithsonian American Art Museum

Bequest of Mary Elizabeth Spencer

Mediums
Mediums Description
watercolor on ivory
Classifications
Keywords
  • Landscape
  • Architecture Exterior – classical
  • Portrait female – Clothier, Miss – bust
  • Portrait female – Clothier, Miss – child
Object Number
1999.27.55
Palette
Linked Open Data
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