Mrs. Thomas Lee Shippen

  • Hugh Bridport, Mrs. Thomas Lee Shippen, ca. 1816, watercolor on ivory, Smithsonian American Art Museum, Gift of Natalie Brooks Sears Shippen and William Brush Shippen, 1999.87.2

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Elizabeth Carter Farley was the granddaughter of Colonel William Byrd III of Virginia, and a cousin of the Civil War general Robert E. Lee. Her second husband was Thomas Lee Shippen (1765-1798) of Philadelphia, a confidante of Thomas Jefferson. Two of her children, Thomas Lee Shippen and William Shippen, were painted in miniature by James Peale, and are in this collection as well [see 1999.87.4, and 1999.87.5].

Title
Mrs. Thomas Lee Shippen
Artist
Date
ca. 1816
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

Gift of Natalie Brooks Sears Shippen and William Brush Shippen

Mediums
Mediums Description
watercolor on ivory
Classifications
Keywords
  • Portrait female – Shippen, Thomas Lee, Mrs. – bust
Object Number
1999.87.2
Palette
Linked Open Data
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