American: Artist Unknown
Unknown Jacksonian Era Lady
Depicted Holding a Book and Wearing
Gold Jewelry and a Lace Shawl
2 1/8 x 2 5/8 inches (sight)
watercolor on ivory; housed in a gilt metal case with foliate edging
Elements of this portrait are similar to the work of several painters of the period, in terms of style and technique, but it has been difficult to make an attribution to a particular artist.