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Portrait miniatures, whether worn like lockets or displayed in handsome leather cases, became popular in the late eighteenth century. However, soon after the invention of photography in 1839, miniatures were replaced by the more affordable dageurreotype. At the end of the nineteenth century,...

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Provenance

The artist; Margaret Child Lewis; to MFA, 1979, bequest of Margaret Child Lewis.

Credit Line

Bequest of Margaret Child Lewis

1830–35

Dimensions

7.62 x 6.35 cm (3 x 2 1/2 in.)

Accession Number

1979.471

Medium or Technique

Watercolor on ivory

Collections

Americas

Classifications

Miniatures