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
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.
Mrs. Charles Boynton Darling
- ca. 1828
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- Not on view.
2 3/4 x 2 1/8 in. (6.9 x 5.3 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 – Darling, Charles Boynton, Mrs. – bust
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