Mrs. Fenno Knight (née du Clois)

  • Unidentified (French), Mrs. Fenno Knight (née du Clois), 1799, watercolor on ivory in gilt wooden frame, Smithsonian American Art Museum, Gift of Mrs. William Knight Crick, 1931.5.1

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Mrs. Fenno Knight sat for her portrait at age eighteen in a stylish high-waisted dress, wearing simple necklaces, earrings, and a hair ornament. Her playful eyes and slight smile suggest a pride and excitement in being painted.

Title
Mrs. Fenno Knight (née du Clois)
Artist
Date
1799
On View
Not on view.
Dimensions
image: sight 2 5/8 x 2 1/8 in. (6.7 x 5.4 cm) oval
Credit Line

Smithsonian American Art Museum

Gift of Mrs. William Knight Crick

Mediums
Mediums Description
watercolor on ivory in gilt wooden frame
Classifications
Keywords
  • Portrait female – Knight, Mrs. Fenno – bust
Object Number
1931.5.1
Palette
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