Portrait of a Child

  • Raphaelle Peale, Portrait of a Child, ca. 1800, watercolor on ivory, Smithsonian American Art Museum, Museum purchase through the Catherine Walden Myer Fund, 1963.9.5

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This is thought to be a painting of a child known only as “Miss Borrie.” The artist applied touches of red to the girl’s lips and cheeks in this otherwise subdued painting to emphasize her smiling expression.

Title
Portrait of a Child
Artist
Date
ca. 1800
On View
Not on view.
Dimensions
2 1/2 x 1 7/8 in. (6.2 x 4.9 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 – unidentified – child
  • Portrait female – unidentified – bust
Object Number
1963.9.5
Palette
Linked Open Data
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