Mrs. John Willis Ellis (Mary White)

  • John Henry Brown, Mrs. John Willis Ellis (Mary White), 1846, watercolor on ivory, Smithsonian American Art Museum, Museum purchase through the Catherine Walden Myer Fund, 1938.11.2

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Mrs. Ellis was the wife of the North Carolina governor who signed the secession order aligning North Carolina with the Confederacy. The governor died in office on July 7, 1861.

Title
Mrs. John Willis Ellis (Mary White)
Artist
Date
1846
On View
Not on view.
Dimensions
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 – Ellis, John Willis, Mrs. – bust
  • Portrait female – White, Mary – bust
Object Number
1938.11.2
Palette
Linked Open Data
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