Watercolor of Sarah Pierce



Object ID:
2012-62-1
Accession #:
2012-62-1
Category:
Images of People
Medium:
Watercolor on board
Creator:
Unknown. Executed after a portrait miniature attributed to George Catlin that is in the collection of the Litchfield Historical Society.
Date:
ca. 1825
Held at:
Litchfield Historical Society
Size:
4 1/2" X 4 1/8"
Description:
Small portrait of Sarah Pierce executed in watercolor on artist's board. Waist length seated pose facing slightly to right. Subject is seated in a black chair draped with what appears to be a black and red blanket or shawl with a floral edging. The sitter is clothed in a black dress of stiff fabric with a stand-up collar and tight sleeves that are gathered to a bow on the upper arm. Neckline of dress is set off by a starched white ruffle which frames the chin of the subject.The sitter's dark hair is arranged in ringlets around the face and topped by a white cap with a ruffle around the face and a high puffed crown. Subject has vivid blue eyes, a long nose, firm mouth, and slightly raised eyebrows.

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