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Miniature portrait of Elizabeth Cleghorn (Stevenson) Gaskell (1810-1865)

1990.1354 (RS5302)

Description

Miniature watercolor on paper half length portrait of a woman looking over her left shoulder, set in an oval brass frame with pendant loop at top.

Details

Maker
Thomson, William John (Miniaturist)
Date
1830-1832
Location of origin
Edinburgh, Scotland
Material
brass (alloy)
paper (fiber product)
watercolor (paint)
Object type
Art
Places
Edinburgh (Edinburgh, City of, Scotland, United Kingdom)
Descriptive terms
brass (alloy)
miniatures (paintings)
Painting
paper (fiber product)
watercolor (paint)
People and organizations
Gaskell, Elizabeth Cleghorn (Stevenson), 1810-1865
Norton, Charles Eliot, 1827-1908
Accession Number
1990.1354
GUSN
103941
Reference Notes
For a history of Elizabeth Gaskell and a mention of this portrait see Jenny Uglow, "Elizabeth Gaskell: A Habit of Stories," London/Boston (1993).

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