Object Record

  • Email This Page
  • Send Feedback
Title unidentified sitter
Artist Roberts, Mary
Date ca. 1755
Medium watercolor
Support ivory
Dimensions 1 1/8 x 1 inches
Signature MR
Signature Location center right
Inscription NA
Credit line Bequest of Mrs. Amelia Josephine Emanuel
Accession Number 1939.009.0001
Collection Miniature
Description Although the precise identity of this sitter is unknown, through its descent in the Gibbes-Shoolbred family it is presumed to be a mid-eighteenth-century ancestor. The portrayal is straightforward and crisply delineated with an intent expression. Clothing and background are reduced to a minimum, and coloring consists of somber grays.

This text is adapted from Martha Severens "The Miniature Portrait Collection of the Carolina Art Association" published by the Carolina Art Association, 1984
Subjects Shoolbred