Portrait miniature of L. Elizabeth P. Griggs


Large-format, oval, three-quarter length portrait of a woman with blue eyes and gray hair standing three-quarters to the left in a landscape with low wall and large tree, as she turns her head and looks right. Yellow, low-necked, sloped-waist gown with white lace blouson front is embellished with a peach-colored rose; a gauzy white shawl or wrap is draped around her waist and arms. No jewelry. Light is from front left. Signed at right. Housing includes a shallow convex lens, chased bezel, and flat case with ball post-and-ring hanger; case reverse is engraved "L. Elizabeth P. Griggs / 1904." and struck "THEODORE B STARR (arched) / STERLING" at bottom. 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.

Case retailed by Theodore B. Starr of New York, NY; business was founded by Starr (1837-1907) in 1877 as successor firm of Marcus & Starr, was then incorporated by his sons in 1907 and purchased by Reed & Barton in 1918, who used the Starr name until circa 1924.

Date Made: 1904

Case Maker; Retailer: Starr, Theodore B.

Location: Currently not on view

Place Painted: United States: New Jersey, PatersonPlace Case Made; Retailed: United States: New York, New York City

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Exhibition Location:

Credit Line: Bequest of Elizabeth G. Cooke

Data Source: National Museum of American History

Id Number: 1989.0343.20Catalog Number: 1989.0343.20Accession Number: 1989.0343

Object Name: painting

Physical Description: watercolor (painting material)ivory (painting material)glass (lens material)silver (case material)gold (case finish material)Measurements: overall: 1/2 in x 5 1/8 in x 7 1/2 in; 1.27 cm x 13.0175 cm x 19.05 cm

Guid: http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ng49ca746ac-069b-704b-e053-15f76fa0b4fa

Record Id: nmah_1321984

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