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Portrait miniature of Janet Hobart Griggs

Portrait miniature of Janet Hobart Griggs

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Description
Oval half-length portrait of a blue-eyed, red-haired girl, turned and looking to the viewer's left. She wears a black tam o' shanter with a gray feather and a blue-and-green plaid scarf pinned on the left shoulder of her dark blue or black buttoned coat or cape. Cloudy blue sky background; light is from left. Signed at lower right. Housing includes a flat lens, bead-patterned flat bezel, and flat case with ring hanger attached at top of reverse; case reverse is also engraved "Janet Hobart Griggs / 1903" 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
1903
case maker; retailer
Tiffany & Co.
place made
United States: New Jersey, Paterson
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: 5/8 in x 4 1/4 in x 5 1/2 in; 1.5875 cm x 10.795 cm x 13.97 cm
ID Number
1989.0343.21
catalog number
1989.0343.21
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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