Portrait of a Young Girl

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.

Title
Portrait of a Young Girl
Artist
Date
1825
Location
Not on view
Dimensions
sight 2 122 18 in. (6.55.3 cm) oval
Credit Line

Smithsonian American Art Museum

Bequest of Mary Elizabeth Spencer

Mediums
Mediums Description
watercolor on ivory
Classifications
Keywords
  • Figure female – child – bust
  • Portrait female – unidentified – bust
Object Number
1999.27.46
Palette
Emoji
Linked Open Data
Linked Open Data URI

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