Portrait of Mary Middleton Loring (1795-1876)

Collection Type

  • Art

Date

1835-1845

GUSN

GUSN-203722

Description

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).

Details

Descriptive Terms

paintings (visual works)
portraits
oil paint (paint)
canvas
Painting

Label

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.

Related Items

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

Maker

Unknown

Object Type

Art

Dimensions

44 x 37 (HxW) (inches)

Credit Line

Gift of Claude Lee

Accession Number

2003.26.2