Miniature portrait of Elsie Fellowes (Davis) Thwing (1804-1845)

Collection Type

  • Art

Date

1830

GUSN

GUSN-103968

Description

Miniature watercolor on ivory, bust length portrait of woman facing slightly right wearing a lace shawl and bonnet with pink ribbons, blue background, set behind an ormolu mat with oval opening and within a album page.

Details

Descriptive Terms

miniatures (paintings)
watercolor (paint)
ivory (tooth component)
gilt bronze
Painting

Inscription

"Elsie Felloes (Davis) Thwing. Wife of Supply Clap Thwing, Miniature / painted by George Harvey in 1830, she was born in / Roxbury, March 11, 1804, and died in Roxbury Sept. 5, 1845. / Her uncle Caleb Fellowes was founder of the Fellowes Athenaeum, in Roxbury" (Paper label)

Associated Person

Thwing, Elsie Fellowes Davis, 1804-1845
Thwing, Supply Clap, 1798-1877

Additional Identification Number

3715

Maker

Harvey, George, ca. 1800-1878 (Miniaturist)

Location of Origin

Boston, Massachusetts, United States, New England

Dimensions

3 1/2 x 3 (HxW) (inches)

Accession Number

1935.404

Places

Massachusetts (United States)
Boston (Suffolk county, Massachusetts)

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Title Miniature of subjects husband, Supply Clapp Thwing by George Harvey. Accession Number 1935.403