Portrait miniature of Elizabeth Griggs Cooke

Description:

Oval half-length portrait of a blue-eyed, brown-haired young woman in bridal or wedding attire, facing and looking at the viewer; a bouquet of white lilies and other flowers rest on her left arm. She wears a veil with an embellished cloche or juliet cap, a square-necked dress with ruched or embroidered layers, and a single-strand pearl necklace with large pearl at bottom. Multicolored mottled background; light is from right. Signed at lower right. Housing includes a convex lens, rounded bezel, and case with post-and-ring hanger; case reverse is engraved "ELIZABETH GRIGGS COOKE / May 1922". Hangs in a red velvet-covered display frame fitted to hold eight miniatures, 1989.0343.16-.23.

Artist is Isabelle Victoria Hayward (1868-1967) of New York, NY, and Paterson (Manchester), Passaic, NJ.

Date Made: 1922

Location: Currently not on view

Place Painted: United States: New Jersey, Paterson

Used: Weddings

Subject:

See more items in: Home and Community Life: Domestic Life, Domestic Furnishings

Exhibition:

Exhibition Location:

Credit Line: Bequest of Elizabeth G. Cooke

Data Source: National Museum of American History

Id Number: 1989.0343.18Catalog Number: 1989.0343.18Accession Number: 1989.0343

Object Name: painting

Physical Description: gold (case finish material)watercolor (painting material)ivory (painting material)glass (lens material)silver (case material)Measurements: overall: 3/8 in x 3 3/4 in x 5 1/4 in; .9525 cm x 9.525 cm x 13.335 cm

Guid: http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ng49ca746ac-0a49-704b-e053-15f76fa0b4fa

Record Id: nmah_1321734

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