Mary Jane Simes, Portrait of a Young Girl, 1825, watercolor, Smithsonian American Art Museum, Bequest of Mary Elizabeth Spencer, 1999.27.46
The identity of the young girl in this miniature is unknown, but it has been suggested that she was a member of the Peale family, as this miniature was purchased from Peale descendants. Children in the 1800s were often dressed as “small adults,” and here the sitter wears a child’s version of a high-waisted Empire gown, fashionable among ladies in the early part of the century.
Portrait of a Young Girl
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sight 2 1/2 x 2 1/8 in. (6.5 x 5.3 cm) oval
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Smithsonian American Art Museum
Bequest of Mary Elizabeth Spencer
- Portrait female – unidentified – bust
- Figure female – child – bust
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