Mrs. John McCluney

  • James Peale, Mrs. John McCluney, ca. 1795, watercolor on ivory, Smithsonian American Art Museum, Museum purchase through the Catherine Walden Myer Fund, 1950.12.3

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It is not clear whether this woman is Elizabeth Purviance, who was married to Major John McCluney of Pennsylvania in 1804, or if she is Isabella Shearer of Virginia, who married a John McCluney in 1779. With luck, further research will eventually reveal her identity.

Title
Mrs. John McCluney
Artist
Date
ca. 1795
On View
Not on view.
Dimensions
sight 2 5/8 x 2 1/8 in. (6.7 x 5.4 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 – Mc Cluney, John, Mrs. – bust
Object Number
1950.12.3
Palette
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