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Object ID 1930.031.001
Object Name Portrait
Title Eliza Polk Clayton (?)
Collection Works of Art
Credit line Bequest of Elizabeth Clayton Siter
Date circa 1815
Artist James Peale
Made James Peale
Description Miniature portrait on ivory of a woman from the Clayton family thought to be Eliza Polk Clayton (1775-1836; the wife of Dr. James Clayton): Bust portrait of a young woman with blue eyes and brown, tightly curled hair. The subject wears a white low cut, high-waisted, Empire-style gown with a four-layered ruffled collar. The frame is copper and has an opening at the back for a lock of hair (empty).
Dimensions H-2.75 W-2.25 inches
Dimension Details
Owned Clayton family
Provenance The miniature is from the Clayton family.
Subjects Portraits
Portrait Paintings

Miniatures (Paintings)
Search Terms Miniatures
Eliza Polk Clayton
James Peale
Material Ivory
Place of Origin Philadelphia, PA
Medium Watercolour on ivory