Portrait of a Lady

  • Pamelia Hill, Portrait of a Lady, ca. 1830, watercolor on ivory, Smithsonian American Art Museum, Gift of Mrs. Henry L. Milmore, 1950.4.45

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It is not always possible to identify the sitter in a miniature portrait, and research is still being done on some of the works in the Museum’s collection. The age of the woman in this piece suggests the miniature may have been commissioned on the occasion of her marriage. The girl’s large brown eyes, dark hair, and rosy cheeks stand out against her pale complexion and, together with the pure white gown, emphasize her youthful innocence.

Title
Portrait of a Lady
Artist
Date
ca. 1830
Location
Not on view
Dimensions
2 3/4 x 2 1/4 in. (7.0 x 5.7 cm) rectangle
Credit Line

Smithsonian American Art Museum

Gift of Mrs. Henry L. Milmore

Mediums
Mediums Description
watercolor on ivory
Classifications
Keywords
  • Portrait female – unidentified – bust
Object Number
1950.4.45
Palette
Linked Open Data
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