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Object ID 1948.033.002
Object Name Portrait
Title Amelia Hambly
Collection Works of Art
Credit line Gift of Miss Mary Ann Simpson
Year Range from 1830
Year Range to 1840
Artist John H. Mifflin
Made John H. Mifflin
Description Framed, oil on canvas portrait of Amelia Eliza Clayton Hambly (1803-1891), wife of Thomas C. Hambly. The half-length portrait depicts a woman with brown eyes and dark hair that is piled up and curled into ringlets. The subject wears a dark colored dress that is belted at the waist with a gold buckle and a white, gauzy overjacket that has short puffed sleeves and is pinned at the front. She also has a long gold chain around her neck. The dark mark on her forehead is said to be a birth mark. There is a label on the reverse of the panel: "By J.H. Mifflin / 34 Arch St / Philadelphia" (probably written by the restorer, Hannah Mae Horner, whose Oct. 1885 label appears on the reverse. Also label on frame: "From / Snow & Roos, / Depot of Goupil & Co. / San Francisco" and the remains of a label: "For Miss. Simpson, West Chester, PA".
Dimensions H-37 W-30.125 D-2.5 inches
Dimension Details framed dimensions
Subjects Paintings
Portrait paintings
Search Terms Amelia Hambly
John H. Mifflin
Portrait Paintings
Thomas Hambly
Nineteenth Century
Place of Origin Philadelphia, PA
Medium Oil on canvas