Unidentified, Mrs. Richard Yates, ca. 1790, watercolor, Smithsonian American Art Museum, Museum purchase through the Catherine Walden Myer Fund, 1956.1.2
Catherine Brass Yates was the wife of Richard Yates, a senior partner with the New York law firm Yates & Pollock. In this miniature, Mrs. Yates wears a dress and fichu (a scarf worn to fill in a neckline), and her hair is mostly hidden beneath a large bonnet. The painter focused on the sitter’s eyes, which are downcast to suggest a moment of reflection.
Mrs. Richard Yates
- ca. 1790
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- Not on view.
sight 1 7/8 x 1 1/2 in. (4.7 x 3.8 cm) oval
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Smithsonian American Art Museum
Museum purchase through the Catherine Walden Myer Fund
- Portrait female – Yates, Richard, Mrs. – bust
- Portrait female – Brass, Catherine – bust
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