|Title||Mrs. Robert Budd Gilchrist (Mary Gilchrist)|
|Dimensions||2 3/4 x 2 3/8 inches|
|Inscription||Mrs. Leger Mitchell owner|
|Credit line||Bequest of Mrs. Leger Mitchell|
This sitter was the wife of Judge Gilchrist. Probably painted during the 1820s, the portrait is attractively conceived, with a sharp contrast created between her black dress and starchy white collar. The dark background is systematically and densely cross-hatched.
This text is adapted from Martha Severens "The Miniature Portrait Collection of the Carolina Art Association" published by the Carolina Art Association, 1984