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Miniature portrait of Elsie Fellowes (Davis) Thwing (1804-1845)

1935.404 (RS5130)

Description

Miniature watercolor on ivory, bust length portrait of woman facing slightly right wearing a lace shawl and bonnet with pink ribbons, blue background, set behind an ormolu mat with oval opening and within a album page.

Details

Maker
Harvey, George, ca. 1800-1878 (Miniaturist)
Date
1830
Inscriptions
"Elsie Felloes (Davis) Thwing. Wife of Supply Clap Thwing, Miniature / painted by George Harvey in 1830, she was born in / Roxbury, March 11, 1804, and died in Roxbury Sept. 5, 1845. / Her uncle Caleb Fellowes was founder of the Fellowes Athenaeum, in Roxbury" (Paper label)
Location of origin
Boston, Massachusetts, United States, New England
Material
gilt bronze
ivory (tooth component)
watercolor (paint)
Object type
Art
Places
Boston (Suffolk county, Massachusetts)
Massachusetts (United States)
Descriptive terms
gilt bronze
ivory (tooth component)
miniatures (paintings)
Painting
watercolor (paint)
People and organizations
Thwing, Elsie Fellowes Davis, 1804-1845
Thwing, Supply Clap, 1798-1877
Dimensions
3 1/2 x 3 (HxW) (inches)
Accession Number
1935.404
GUSN
103968
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Title Miniature of subjects husband, Supply Clapp Thwing by George Harvey. Accession number 1935.403

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