Miniature portrait of Margaret Morton (Quincy) Greene (1806-1882)

Collection Type

  • Art

Date

1848

GUSN

GUSN-103979

Description

Watercolor on ivory miniature bust length portrait of a woman facing slightly left wearing a white dress with a white lace shawl and a white lace cap, mounted behind an ormolu mat with oval opening in a hinged leather case with embossed floral decoration and a red velvet lining.

Details

Descriptive Terms

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

Inscription

"Mrs. Benj. D. Greene / (nee Margaret Quincy) / Artist Henry Brown 1850" (Paper label)

Additional Identification Number

3727

Related Items

Title Accession Number

Maker

Brown, Henry I., 1822-ca. 1880 (Miniaturist)

Location of Origin

Boston, Massachusetts

Object Type

Art

Dimensions

4 3/4 x 4 1/4 x 3/4 (HxWxD) (inches)

Accession Number

1993.12

Reference Notes

The companion piece by Henry I. Brown of Benjamin Daniel Greene is published in Dale T. Johnson, "American Portrait Miniatures in the Manney Collection," (1990): plate 29, cat. 22.