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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 This locket is inscribed "E.M. McPherson aged 9 years." Elizabeth was the daughter of General John McPherson and as a young woman suffered a traumatic event. Her father drowned in a shipwreck of the "Rose in Bloom" while she survived. According to legend she dreamt of the impending disaster on three previous nights.
Subjects McPherson
Image 001\1936.07.19.JPG