Object Record

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Title Mrs. James Shoolbred Gibbes (Mary Evans)
Artist Unknown
Date 1866
Medium enamel
Support porcelain
Dimensions 2 1/4 x 1 5/8 inches
Signature NA
Inscription NA
Credit line Bequest of Mrs. Alexina I. C. Holmes
Accession Number 1930.001.0002
Collection Miniature
Sitter's dates (d. 1888)
Description The bright coloring of Mrs. Gibbes' portrait displays one of the advantages of the enamel medium, in contrast to the use of watercolors on ivory. In addition, because the colors have been baked into the porcelain substance, no protective glass is necessary. Mrs. Gibbes, who appears as a Victorian matron, is shown wearing a miniature portrait brooch at her neck.

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 Gibbes
Figures
Portraits
woman