Portrait Miniature Of A Nun On A Box (England), ca. 1790
This is a Portrait Miniature of a Nun on a box. It is dated ca. 1790 and we acquired it in 1931. Its medium is watercolor and gum arabic, cut ivory, wood. It is a part of the Product Design and Decorative Arts department.
Richard Cosway was a foremost miniaturist of his age. The poignant and simple portrait of a nun is an example of his refined draftsmanship, as well as a graceful depiction of a common personage of its time.
This object was
Sarah Cooper Hewitt.
It is credited
Bequest of Sarah Cooper Hewitt.
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Its dimensions are
H x W x D: 1.3 x 6.4 x 10.6 cm (1/2 x 2 1/2 x 4 3/16 in.)
Cite this object as
Portrait Miniature Of A Nun On A Box (England), ca. 1790; watercolor and gum arabic, cut ivory, wood; H x W x D: 1.3 x 6.4 x 10.6 cm (1/2 x 2 1/2 x 4 3/16 in.); Bequest of Sarah Cooper Hewitt; 1931-6-72
This object was previously on display as a part of the exhibition Hewitt Sisters Collect.