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Miniature portrait of Sarah (Homans) Thwing (1770-1833)

1935.407 (RS5133)

Description

Miniature watercolor on ivory, half length portrait of a woman facing slightly left wearing a black dress with lace collar, bonnet, and peach silk shawl, set behind an ormolu mat with rectangular opening, mounted in an album page.

Details

Maker
Harvey, George, ca. 1800-1878 (Miniaturist)
Date
1830
Inscriptions
Front left side edge: "G.HARVEY" Paper label: "Sarah (Homans) Thwing. Wife of Samuel Thwing and daughter of Benjamin / and Susannah (Gray) Homans. Miniature by George Harvey / in 1830. She was born in Boston 16 January 1770 and / died in Roxbury August 20, 1833." (Signed and paper label)
Location of origin
Boston, Massachusetts
Material
gilt bronze
ivory (tooth component)
watercolor (paint)
Object type
Art
Descriptive terms
gilt bronze
ivory (tooth component)
miniatures (paintings)
Painting
watercolor (paint)
People and organizations
Thwing, Sarah Homans, 1770-1833
Dimensions
4 3/8 x 3 5/8 (HxW) (inches)
Accession Number
1935.407
Credit Line
Gift of Annie Haven Thwing
GUSN
103971

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