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Miniature Portrait of Sarah H. Tufts

1937.194 (RS5142)

Description

This oval miniature portrait of Sarah H. (Jacobs) Tufts portrays her in a black dress with a v-neck and narrow white lace trim. Her dark hair is parted down the center and looped back behind her ears. She is smiling slightly and looking just to the viewer's right. Her arms are crossed in front of her. She wears a long gold chain around her neck held with a ruby-set gold slide at her breastbone and clipped to her bodice at one end. She is seated in a red-upholstered chair, with blue drapery visible behind her shoulders. The portrait is set in an elaborately pierced gilt frame.

Details

Maker
unknown
Date
1840-1845
Material
ivory (tooth component)
oil paint (paint)
Object type
Art
Descriptive terms
ivory (tooth component)
Oil
oil paint (paint)
paintings (visual works)
PICTURE, PORTRAIT
portraits
Vegetable Ivory
People and organizations
Sarah H. Tufts (Jacobs)
Dimensions
5 x 4.75 x 0.625 (HxWxD) (inches)
Accession Number
1937.194
GUSN
38948

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