Thomas Lee Shippen

  • James Peale, Thomas Lee Shippen, 1795, watercolor on ivory, Smithsonian American Art Museum, Gift of Natalie Brooks Sears Shippen and William Brush Shippen, 1999.87.4

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Thomas Shippen (1793-1810) was two or three years old when James Peale painted this miniature. Thomas and his brother, William---whose miniature by James Peale is also in this collection [see 1999.87.5]---were the sons of Thomas Lee Shippen (1765-1798) and Elizabeth Carter Farley (1774-1826). Farley’s miniature, painted by Hugh Bridport, is also in this collection [see 1999.87.2].

Title
Thomas Lee Shippen
Artist
Date
1795
On View
Not on view.
Dimensions
sight 1 3/4 x 1 3/8 in. (4.4 x 3.5 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 male – Shippen, Thomas Lee – bust
  • Figure male – child – bust
Object Number
1999.87.4
Palette
Linked Open Data
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