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)

Additional Identification Number

3715

Related Items

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

Maker

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

Location of Origin

Boston, Massachusetts, United States, New England

Object Type

Art

Dimensions

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

Accession Number

1935.404

Places

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