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Title Mrs. R. V. Hurtel (Lea Rose Victoria Jude)
Artist Robinson, John
Date 1822
Medium watercolor
Support ivory
Dimensions 2 1/2 x 2 1/8 inches
Signature JR
Signature Location bottom right
Inscription R. V. Hurtel to LVR 1822
Inscription Location verso
Credit line Gift of Victor Morawetz
Accession Number 1937.002.0005
Collection Miniature
Description The locket is engraved on the verso, "R. V. Hurtel to LVR 1822," suggesting that the miniature was painted during the courtship of Hurtel and Lea Rose. While Robinson's training was English, the miniature resembles continental -- and specifically French -- examples in its flat gray background and careful attention to dress. The facial features are sensitively drawn and the face is softly modelled to give a convincing sense of volume.

Notes:
This text is adapted from Martha Severens "The Miniature Portrait Collection of the Carolina Art Association" published by the Carolina Art Association, 1984
Subjects Hurtel
Figures
Portraits
woman
Headdresses