Unidentified, Mrs. Pingry, 1830s, pencil on paper, Smithsonian American Art Museum, Bequest of Mary Elizabeth Spencer, 1999.27.74
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.
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image (oval): 2 3/4 x 2 1/4 in. (7.1 x 5.8 cm)
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Smithsonian American Art Museum
Bequest of Mary Elizabeth Spencer
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- pencil on paper
- Portrait female – Pingry, Mrs. – bust
- Portrait female – Pingry, Mrs. – profile
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