Portrait miniature of Elizabeth Griggs Cooke

Portrait miniature of Elizabeth Griggs Cooke

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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.
Location
Currently not on view
Object Name
painting
Date made
1922
place painted
United States: New Jersey, Paterson
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
ID Number
1989.0343.18
catalog number
1989.0343.18
accession number
1989.0343
Credit Line
Bequest of Elizabeth G. Cooke
subject
Weddings
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Cultural and Community Life: Domestic Life
Domestic Furnishings
Data Source
National Museum of American History
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