Mrs. John Jordan, Jr. ~ 1848


Mrs. John Jordan, Jr.  ~  1848

John Henry Brown (Born: Lancaster, Pennsylvania 1818, Died: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 1891)

watercolor on ivory

image: sight 3 x 2 3/8 in. (7.6 x 6.1 cm) oval

” We know nothing about this woman, who appears here in a simple dress of sheer fabric, with a small locket at her throat. The locket may contain a miniature, as artists during the nineteenth century often showed their sitters wearing a token similar to the one being painted. ”

{ via: Smithsonian American Art Museum }

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