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Title Elizabeth Mary McPherson (Mrs. James Reid Pringle)
Artist attributed to Henri, Pierre
Date ca. 1792
Medium watercolor
Support ivory
Dimensions 1 5/8 x 1 1/4 inches
Signature P
Signature Location center left
Inscription E. M. McPherson aged 9 years
Inscription Location on locket
Credit line Museum Purchase with funds provided by the Victor Morawetz Fund
Accession Number 1936.007.0019
Collection Miniature
Sitter's dates (1783-1843)
Description The locket is inscribed: "E. M. McPherson aged 9 years," suggesting a date of 1792 or 1793. She was the daughter of General John McPherson and sister to James. She married James Reid Pringle in 1807. More crisply painted than many of Henri's miniatures, Elizabeth McPherson's portrait resembles the portrait of Mrs. Grimke in its emphasis on her dress and hairdo. At one time the miniature was incorrectly attributed to James Peale because a "P" was identified on the ivory. This monogram is no longer visible.

This text is adapted from Martha Severens "The Miniature Portrait Collection of the Carolina Art Association" published by the Carolina Art Association, 1984
Subjects McPherson