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Artist: Unknown

Romance Allegories

1793

Watercolor on ivory

each: 1 1/8 × 3/4 in. (2.86 × 1.91 cm) sight in case: 1 1/2 × 1 in. (3.81 × 2.54 cm) attached to bracelet: 2 3/4 × 2 1/4 in. (6.99 × 5.72 cm)
Gift of Caroline Hillman Backlund and Hermione Hillman Wickenden in memory of their mother, Dorothy Woodruff Hillman
2002.104.1-.2
Status: 
Not on view
Culture: 
American
Period: 
18th century
Classification: 
Miniatures - Jewelry
Provenance: 

Gift from David Mumford to Abigail Chesebrough Mumford (Mrs. Thompson Phillips), 1793; by descent in the family to Ann Duryea Phillips (Mrs. David Lee); Abigail Mumford Phillips Lee (Mrs. John Porter); Anna Phillips Porter (Mrs. Alonzo Glover Beardsley); Caroline Porter Beardsely (Mrs. John Harmon Woodruff); Dorothy Woodruff (Mrs. Lemuel Serrell Hillman; Caroline Beardsley Hillman Backlund and Hermione Woodruff Hillman Wickenden; Gift to Yale University Art Gallery

Bibliography: 

“Acquisitions 2002,” Yale University Art Gallery Bulletin (2003): 135, ill.

Erin E. Eisenbarth, Baubles, Bangles, and Beads American Jewelry from Yale University, 1700-2005 (New Haven, Conn.: Yale University Art Gallery, 2005), 8-9, checklist, no. 16, fig. 3.

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