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Title Mrs. Daniel Strobel, Jr. (Anna Church)
Artist Strobel, Louisa C. (Mrs. Benjamin Martin )
Date ca.1830
Medium watercolor
Support ivory
Dimensions 3 1/8 x 2 5/8 inches
Signature LCS
Signature Location center left
Inscription NA
Credit line Bequest of Daniel Strobel Martin
Accession Number 1925.002.0005
Collection Miniature
Description Since Daniel Martin's bequest in 1925 this miniature has been identified as a portrait of Anna Strobel Bicknell, the artist's sister. As the sitter is clearly an older woman, it is much more plausible that the woman was in fact Louisa's mother, Anna Church Stobell. In addition, the size and format make an appropriate pair to Daniel Strobel, Jr.'s likeness. Mrs. Strobell's elaborate headdress is probably of Bordeaux lace. The rigid pose, combined with precise detailing lead to an almost iconic image.

This text is adapted from Martha Severens "The Miniature Portrait Collection of the Carolina Art Association" published by the Carolina Art Association, 1984
Subjects Bicknell
Clothing & dress
Image 001\1925.02.05.JPG