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Maker: W. J. Reeves & Woodyer, British, 1799–1816
Artist: Rosina Cox Boardman, American, 1878–1970

Watercolor paint box, descended in the family of Rosina Cox Boardman

1799–1816

Mahogany and oak with brass hardware and original engraved labels, containing antique and newer tools and pigments

3 7/16 × 10 1/4 × 14 3/4 in. (8.73 × 26.04 × 37.47 cm)
Purchased with a gift from Davida Tenenbaum Deutsch and Alvin Deutsch, LL.B. 1958, and with the Friends of American Arts Acquisition Fund
2014.30.1a-b
Status: 
Not on view
Culture: 
American
Period: 
18th–19th century
Classification: 
Containers - Wood
Provenance: 

Descended in the Boardman family; Saco River Auction, Biddeford, Maine, 2012, Paul DeCoste, Newbury, Massachusetts; Elle Shushan Fine Portrait Miniatures.

Bibliography: 

“Acquisitions 2014,” http://artgallery.yale.edu/sites/default/files/files/Pub_Bull_acquisitions_2014_02.pdf (accessed December 1, 2014).

Tanya Pohrt, “Painting in Miniature: Rosina Cox Boardman’s Self-Portrait and Paint Box,” Yale University Art Gallery Bulletin (2015): 99, fig. 2.

Note: This electronic record was created from historic documentation that does not necessarily reflect the Yale University Art Gallery’s complete or current knowledge about the object. Review and updating of such records is ongoing.