Adeline Morgan Thompson ~ ca. 1840


Adeline Morgan Thompson, ca. 1840

by Unidentified

watercolor on ivory

2 1/2 x 2 in. (6.4 x 5.1 cm) oval

” Adeline Morgan Thompson was born around 1799. She married Allen Thompson, a printer in Philadelphia, and together they had eight children. In this portrait, her simple hairstyle and fashionably revealing dress emphasize her elegant jewelry and make her appear younger than her forty years. ”

{ via: Smithsonian American Art Museum }

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