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Artist: Robert Field, British, ca. 1769–1819

Mrs. George Washington (Martha Dandridge, Mrs. Daniel Parke Custis) (1732-1802)

1801

Watercolor on ivory, in a rose-gold-over-copper
locket; reverse: watercolor and hair on ivory with an
enameled rim, a cobalt-glass surround, and pearls

2 5/8 x 2 1/8 in. (6.67 x 5.4 cm) exterior case: 3 5/8 x 2 1/2 in. (9.21 x 6.35 cm)
Mabel Brady Garvan Collection
1947.222
Culture: 
American
Period: 
19th century
Classification: 
Miniatures - Jewelry
Status: 
Not on view
Provenance: 

the sitter; to her great-granddaughter, Frances Parke Lewis (Mrs. E. G. H. Butler); sold with the Lewis collection, with a certificate by Mrs. Butler, to Frank Turner Moorhead, Pittsburgh and Washington, D. C., 1878; to his widow (and the sitter's great, great, great-granddaughter), Mrs. Kate Upshur Moorhead, Pittsburgh and Washington, D. C., c. 1898-1927; to her grandson, John Upshur Moorhead, New York, 1927; to Yale University Art Gallery, by gift from Mabel Brady Garvan Collection, 1947

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.