Mrs. Ebenezer Williams

  • Unidentified, Mrs. Ebenezer Williams, ca. 1825, watercolor on ivory, Smithsonian American Art Museum, Museum purchase through the Catherine Walden Myer Fund, 1962.7.2

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Ebenezer Williams was born in New London, Connecticut, in 1769, and married Martha Porter in 1794. A piece of paper enclosed in the back of Mr. Williams’s miniature reads: “This locket of hair was taken from my father’s head, January 17, 1825.” With their stern expressions and sober clothing, Mr. and Mrs. Williams embody nineteenth-century propriety. Mr. Williams appears less stern than he might, however, with the glasses perched on top of his head.

Title
Mrs. Ebenezer Williams
Artist
Date
ca. 1825
On View
Not on view.
Dimensions
sight 2 1/2 x 2 in. (6.2 x 5.1 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 – Williams, Ebenezer, Mrs. – bust
Object Number
1962.7.2
Palette
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