William Shippen

  • James Peale, William Shippen, 1794, watercolor on ivory, Smithsonian American Art Museum, Gift of Natalie Brooks Sears Shippen and William Brush Shippen, 1999.87.5

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William Shippen (1792-1867) was two or three years old when James Peale painted this miniature of him. William was the older brother of Thomas Lee Shippen, whose miniature was also painted by Peale [see 1999.87.4]. William would go on to earn a medical degree, and in 1817 he married Mary Louise Shore. The miniature is inscribed to William and Mary Louise’s oldest niece, Jane Gray Wharton, from her mother.
Title
William Shippen
Artist
Date
1794
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
  • Figure male – child – bust
  • Portrait male – Shippen, William – bust
Object Number
1999.87.5
Palette
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