Miniature portrait of Mary Willis Duncan [1805-1888]

Collection Type

  • Jewelry

Date

1880-1900

GUSN

GUSN-101651

Description

Miniature portrait of Mary Willis Duncan. Woman is looking off to the right and is wearing a black shawl with floral print. White lace fichu at neck is secured with an oval hair brooch. Sitter is also wearing a gold cross. Her curled, gray hair is covered by a white lace cap. The background is a muted gray/blue color. Oval gold metal frame with hanging loop and stand. Frame has a ribbed surface with four evenly spaced overlapping gold ribbon bands.

Details

Descriptive Terms

miniatures (paintings)
portraits
oil paintings (visual works)
ivory (tooth component)
gilt bronze
Painting

Inscription

On brown bag: "Grandmother Miniature/also Shah Jehan" (note)

Associated Building

Original to Phillips House (Salem, Mass.),

Additional Identification Number

1102

Maker

Unknown

Location of Origin

United States

Dimensions

2 7/8 x 3/8 (HxW) (inches)

Credit Line

Gift of the Stephen Phillips Memorial Charitable Trust for Historic Preservation

Accession Number

2006.44.99