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Title Mrs. William Thomson (Eugenia Russell)
Artist Savage, Edward
Date before 1817
Medium watercolor
Support ivory
Dimensions 1 3/4 x 1 3/8 inches
Signature NA
Inscription NA
Credit line Bequest of Ms. Pauline Thomson
Accession Number 1920.001.0004
Collection Miniature
Sitter's dates 1734-1809
Description Eugenia Russell married William Thomson in 1755 and she bore him fourteen children. Mrs. Thomson's locket holds her husband's portrait on the reverse. Her portrayal is fuller than his, with her body placed closer to the picture plane. Details of her bonnet and shawl are peripheral to her face which clearly dominates the oval.

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 Thomson
Figures
Portraits
woman
Clothing & dress
Hats