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Artist: Robert Field, British, ca. 1769–1819
Subject: Martha Washington, American, 1731–1802

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

Martha Washington; 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., ca. 1898–1927; to her grandson, John Upshur Moorhead, New York, 1927; Mabel Brady Garvan Collection, to 1947; Yale University Art Gallery, New Haven, Conn.

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.