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Miniature Portrait of Elizabeth Page

1920.715 (RS5019)

Description

This bust-length portrait of a young woman depicts her in three-quarter profile facing right. She wears a dark grey dress with a neckline cut just off of the shoulders, with a fine lace collar and puffed short sleeves with lace cuffs. Her hair is parted in the middle and dressed in ringlets over her ears, with a braided chignon tied in a blue ribbon at the back of her head. She sits against a stippled green/yellow background. The portrait is in its original leather case.

Details

Label
The sitter is Miss Elizabeth Page (1821-1888), daughter of James Page and sister of Henry Augustus Page (1920.714).
Maker
unknown
Date
1835-1840
Material
ivory (tooth component)
leather
watercolor (paint)
Object type
Art
Places
Massachusetts (United States)
Descriptive terms
ivory (tooth component)
leather
miniatures (toys)
Painting
paintings (visual works)
portraits
watercolor (paint)
People and organizations
Page, Elizabeth, 1821-1888
Dimensions
5.125 x 4.25 x 0.75 (HxWxD) (inches)
Accession Number
1920.715
Credit Line
Gift of Henrietta Page
GUSN
29227
Related Items
Title Miniature Portrait of Henry Augustus Page Accession number 1920.714

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