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Miniature portrait of Margaret Morton (Quincy) Greene (1806-1882)

1993.12 (RS5314)

Description

Watercolor on ivory miniature bust length portrait of a woman facing slightly left wearing a white dress with a white lace shawl and a white lace cap, mounted behind an ormolu mat with oval opening in a hinged leather case with embossed floral decoration and a red velvet lining.

Details

Maker
Brown, Henry I., 1822-ca. 1880 (Miniaturist)
Date
1848
Inscriptions
"Mrs. Benj. D. Greene / (nee Margaret Quincy) / Artist Henry Brown 1850" (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
Greene, Benjamin Daniel, 1793-1862
Greene, Margaret Morton Quincy, 1806-1882
Quincy, Josiah, 1772-1864
Dimensions
4 3/4 x 4 1/4 x 3/4 (HxWxD) (inches)
Accession Number
1993.12
GUSN
103979
Reference Notes
The companion piece by Henry I. Brown of Benjamin Daniel Greene is published in Dale T. Johnson, "American Portrait Miniatures in the Manney Collection," (1990): plate 29, cat. 22.
Related Items
Notes The Metropolitan Museum of Art has a miniature portrait of Benjamin Daniel Greene also by Henry I. Brown.

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