Mrs. Pingry

  • Unidentified, Mrs. Pingry, 1830s, pencil on paper, Smithsonian American Art Museum, Bequest of Mary Elizabeth Spencer, 1999.27.74

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Mrs. Pingry, sketched in profile, returns the gaze of her husband, Reverend John F. Pingry. Her long graceful neck and elaborate hairstyle compensate for her modest gown and lack of jewelry. The plainness of her clothing suggests that Mrs. Pingry chose an outfit that was respectable rather than extravagant, reflecting her position as a reverend’s wife.

Title
Mrs. Pingry
Artist
Date
1830s
On View
Not on view.
Dimensions
image (oval): 2 3/4 x 2 1/4 in. (7.1 x 5.8 cm)
Credit Line

Smithsonian American Art Museum

Bequest of Mary Elizabeth Spencer

Mediums Description
pencil on paper
Classifications
Keywords
  • Portrait female – Pingry, Mrs. – bust
  • Portrait female – Pingry, Mrs. – profile
Object Number
1999.27.74
Palette
Linked Open Data
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