Miniature portrait of Sarah (Homans) Thwing (1770-1833)

Collection Type

  • Art

Date

1830

GUSN

GUSN-103971

Description

Miniature watercolor on ivory, half length portrait of a woman facing slightly left wearing a black dress with lace collar, bonnet, and peach silk shawl, set behind an ormolu mat with rectangular opening, mounted in an album page.

Details

Descriptive Terms

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

Inscription

Front left side edge: "G.HARVEY" Paper label: "Sarah (Homans) Thwing. Wife of Samuel Thwing and daughter of Benjamin / and Susannah (Gray) Homans. Miniature by George Harvey / in 1830. She was born in Boston 16 January 1770 and / died in Roxbury August 20, 1833." (Signed and paper label)

Associated Person

Thwing, Sarah Homans, 1770-1833

Additional Identification Number

3718

Maker

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

Location of Origin

Boston, Massachusetts

Dimensions

4 3/8 x 3 5/8 (HxW) (inches)

Credit Line

Gift of Annie Haven Thwing

Accession Number

1935.407