Mrs. George Washington Rodgers (Ann Perry)

  • Anson Dickinson, Mrs. George Washington Rodgers (Ann Perry), ca. 1815, watercolor on ivory, Smithsonian American Art Museum, Gift of Mrs. Henry L. Milmore, 1950.4.8

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With her dark ringlets and sheer white dress, Ann Perry Rodgers (1798-1850) is the picture of modern sophisticated fashion sense and dramatic allure. Her marriage in 1815 to Commodore George Washington Rodgers united two of the most prominent naval families in Annapolis. Ann’s brother, Oliver Hazard Perry, was but one of many decorated officers in the family. Her husband’s family also owned what is now the historic Rodgers Tavern in Perryville, Maryland. Conservation of this miniature was made possible through a generous grant provided by the Smithsonian Women’s Committee.

Title
Mrs. George Washington Rodgers (Ann Perry)
Artist
Date
ca. 1815
Location
Not on view
Dimensions
sight 3 x 2 1/2 in. (7.6 x 6.2 cm) oval
Credit Line

Smithsonian American Art Museum

Gift of Mrs. Henry L. Milmore

Mediums
Mediums Description
watercolor on ivory
Classifications
Keywords
  • Portrait female – Perry, Ann – bust
  • Portrait female – Rogers, George Washington, Mrs. – bust
Object Number
1950.4.8
Palette
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