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Caroline Augusta Goodwin

Henry Peters Grayc. 1840s

Wadsworth Atheneum Museum of Art

Wadsworth Atheneum Museum of Art

This intricately braided bracelet forms a wide band, made with hair belonging to Julia Ann Goodwin (1824–1867), the original owner’s mother. The miniature depicts Julia’s sister, Caroline Augusta Goodwin (1822–1852). The artist was the wife of portrait and genre painter Henry Peters Gray (1819–1877), who became the second president of the National Academy of Design in 1870.

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  • Title: Caroline Augusta Goodwin
  • Creator: Mrs. Henry Peters Gray (Susan Clark)
  • Date Created: c. 1840s
  • Location Created: United States
  • Provenance: Wadsworth Atheneum Museum of Art, Hartford, CT. Gift from the Estate of Miss Anne Wells Cheney through Clifford Cheney, 1944.269
  • Type: Jewelry
  • Original Source: Wadsworth Atheneum Museum of Art, Hartford, CT. Gift from the Estate of Miss Anne Wells Cheney through Clifford Cheney, 1944.269
  • Medium: Watercolor, ivory, gold-over-copper or silver, hairwork
  • Creator 1 death date: 1877
  • Creator 1 birth date: 1821

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