Object Record

  • Email This Page
  • Send Feedback
Title Ralph Stead and Anne Stead Izard
Artist Collas, Louis Antoine
Date 1817
Medium oil
Support porcelain
Dimensions 7 3/8 x 9 1/8 inches
Signature Collas 1817
Signature Location bottom left
Inscription NA
Credit line Bequest of Mrs. Julius Heyward
Accession Number 1943.004.0001
Collection Miniature
Sitter's dates Ralph Stead (1815-1858); Anne Stead Izard (1812-1892)
Description Technically not a miniature because of its relatively large size and less common medium (oil on porcelain instead of watercolor on ivory) this double portrait is an enchanting portrayal of children playing. Collas probably staged the activity and painted the portraits separately, as the children don't interact. While the landscape's rolling hills are quite picturesque, it is not an accurate depiction of South Carolina terrain. It was likely a "stock" background that the artist liked using.
Subjects Izard
Image 002\1943.04.01.JPG