Mrs. Charles Boynton Darling

  • Unidentified, Mrs. Charles Boynton Darling, ca. 1828, watercolor on ivory, Smithsonian American Art Museum, Museum purchase through the Catherine Walden Myer Fund, 1937.6.2

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Elizabeth Ellis was the daughter of Jabez Ellis, a Boston city alderman, councilman, and dry goods merchant. She married Charles Boynton Darling in 1830 after meeting him through her father. Elizabeth gave birth to two sons and one daughter, and died before her husband. In this portrait, the artist emphasized Mrs. Darling’s elaborate hairstyle by painstakingly rendering each strand of hair. The miniature of her husband is also in this collection.

Title
Mrs. Charles Boynton Darling
Artist
Date
ca. 1828
On View
Not on view.
Dimensions
2 3/4 x 2 1/8 in. (6.9 x 5.3 cm) oval
Credit Line

Smithsonian American Art Museum

Museum purchase through the Catherine Walden Myer Fund

Mediums
Mediums Description
watercolor on ivory
Classifications
Keywords
  • Portrait female – Darling, Charles Boynton, Mrs. – bust
Object Number
1937.6.2
Palette
Linked Open Data
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