Portrait of Elizabeth Canfield Tallmadge
Images of People
watercolor on ivory
William Jared Lane (1798-1867)
Litchfield Historical Society
Litchfield, CT or New York City, NY
3 3/4" length x 2 1/4 width x 7/16" depth
Portrait miniature of Elizabeth Canfield Tallmadge. Watercolor on ivory oval bust portrait of a blue-eyed woman in an empire style blue dress with low cut front, short sleeves, a bow at the waist and a pale blue cloche type hat with a wide brim and creamy yellow ribbon piping decoration. Four prominent ringlets on her forehead escape the hat. Subject faces and glances to her left. Background is white, highlighted with light blue. The miniature is encased in an oval frame with slip open back made of gilded brass. A stamped loop tops the frame, which is decorated on the facade with stamped decoration simulating ribbon-bound reeds. The manufactured front of the frame is made of a strip of metal which is curved into an oval and soldered. A break in the metal can be seen on the front frame. Frame ...[more]
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