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Artist: Unknown

Mourning miniature for S. Myers

ca. 1795/96

Watercolor on ivory, with natural and chopped hair, applied ivory (funerary plinth), gold wire, and applied pearls, in gold-over-copper locket. On reverse, small inset compartment containing hair overlaid with gold cypher "SM." Later brooch pin added on back.

5 1/2 cm, 2 3/16 in in diameter.
Promised bequest of Davida Tenenbaum Deutsch and Alvin Deutsch, LL.B. 1958, in honor of Robin Jaffee Frank, Ph.D. 1995
ILE2017.21.1
Culture: 
American
Period: 
18th century
Classification: 
Miniatures
Status: 
Not on view
Provenance: 

Current owner, Sotheby's Auction House

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