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Title Susannah Drayton (Mrs. Tobias Bowles)
Artist Benbridge, Henry
Artist 2 attributed to Henri, Pierre
Date 1787
Medium watercolor
Support ivory
Dimensions 1 1/4 x 1 1/8 inches

Inscription Susannah Bowles obt 29th Novr 1801 ae 24 ys/Beloved in life, lamented now in death.
Credit line Gift of Dorothy Thomson Waring
Accession Number 1980.005.0002
Collection Miniature
Exhibition Status Currently on view
Sitter's dates Susannah Drayton (Mrs. Tobias Bowles,1777-1801)
Description This locket houses two portraits of Susannah Drayton: one as a young girl of around 10 by Henry Benbridge and another as a young woman in her early twenties attributed to Pierre Henri. An inscription around the edge reads "Susannah Bowles obt 29th Novr 1801 ae 24 ys/Beloved in life, lamented now in death." A beautiful braid of her hair framing her image completes this memento of a lost loved one.
Subjects Bowles
Image 019\19800050002-5.JPG