Mrs. John McCluney, ca. 1795


Mrs. John McCluney by James Peale, ca. 1795

It is not clear whether this woman is Elizabeth Purviance, who was married to Major John McCluney of Pennsylvania in 1804, or if she is Isabella Shearer of Virginia, who married a John McCluney in 1779. With luck, further research will eventually reveal her identity.

source: Smithsonian American Art Museum

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