Miniature Portrait of Sarah H. Tufts

Collection Type

  • Art

Date

1840-1845

GUSN

GUSN-38948

Description

This oval miniature portrait of Sarah H. (Jacobs) Tufts portrays her in a black dress with a v-neck and narrow white lace trim. Her dark hair is parted down the center and looped back behind her ears. She is smiling slightly and looking just to the viewer's right. Her arms are crossed in front of her. She wears a long gold chain around her neck held with a ruby-set gold slide at her breastbone and clipped to her bodice at one end. She is seated in a red-upholstered chair, with blue drapery visible behind her shoulders. The portrait is set in an elaborately pierced gilt frame.

Details

Descriptive Terms

portraits
paintings (visual works)
ivory (tooth component)
oil paint (paint)
Oil
Vegetable Ivory
PICTURE, PORTRAIT

People and Organizations

Sarah H. Tufts (Jacobs)

Maker

Unknown

Object Type

Art

Dimensions

5 x 4.75 x 0.625 (HxWxD) (inches)

Accession Number

1937.194