Portrait miniature of Elizabeth Griggs

Portrait miniature of Elizabeth Griggs

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Description
Oval half-length portrait of an older girl with blue eyes and brown hair seated against a landscape, her body turned to the viewer's right as she looks forward. Her long curls hang over the puffed blouse and sleeves of her high-necked white dress, which is accented by a light blue sash and gold necklace with aqua stones; a bracelet and ring are on her right hand. Light is from front left. Signed at lower right. Housing includes a convex lens, bead-patterned flat bezel, and flat case with hinged ring hanger attached at top of reverse; case reverse is also engraved "Elizabeth Griggs / Feb 1907" and struck "TIFFANY & C\o" at bottom. Hangs in a red velvet-covered display frame fitted to hold eight miniatures, 1989.0343.16-.23.
Artist is M. E. Reynolds.
Location
Currently not on view
Object Name
painting
Date made
1907
case maker; retailer
Tiffany & Co.
place painted
United States: New Jersey, Paterson
place case made and retailed
United States: New York, New York City
Physical Description
watercolor (painting material)
ivory (painting material)
glass (lens material)
silver (case material)
gold (case finish material)
Measurements
overall: 3/8 in x 4 1/4 in x 5 1/2 in;.9525 cm x 10.795 cm x 13.97 cm
ID Number
1989.0343.19
catalog number
1989.0343.19
accession number
1989.0343
Credit Line
Bequest of Elizabeth G. Cooke
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Cultural and Community Life: Domestic Life
Domestic Furnishings
Data Source
National Museum of American History
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