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Portrait of Mary Middleton Loring (1795-1876). Subject is seated on upholstered red couch slightly turned to the viewer, wearing a black dress with lace fichu and bonnet trimmed with lace; gold neck chain and bracelet. She is holding a green book. The subject is sitting next to a table covered with brown cloth with black urn placed upon it. Blue and grey drapery in background. Second wife of Henry Loring (1792-1866).
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oil paint (paint)
Italian jewelry became so popular among American tourists as souvenirs of European visits that American jewelers began importing cameos, mosaics, and coral. Mary Middleton Loring may have purchased her bracelet in the United States or while traveling abroad. In either case, she chose to wear it for her portrait.
Title Bracelet Accession Number 2004.8.1
Title Two Fragments of Gold chain Accession Number 2004.8.2ab
Title Portrait of Henry Loring (1792-1866) Accession Number 2003.26.1
Title Painting Accession Number 2003.26.3
Title Painting Accession Number 2003.26.4
Title Painting Accession Number 2003.26.5
Title Painting Accession Number 2003.26.6
44 x 37 (HxW) (inches)
Gift of Claude Lee