Mrs. Walter Clarke and Her Son Marvia H. Clarke

ca. 1840

The Walters Art Museum

The Walters Art Museum

This locket contains two portrait miniatures, one of Mrs. Walter Clarke and the other of her infant son, Marvia H. Clarke, who holds a rattle. Mrs. Clarke appears bust-length with brown hair, wearing a wine red dress. The child is seated wearing a white dress, holding a rattle and surrounded by clouds. The clouds might indicate that this is a posthumous portrait. From the sitter's center-parted hair style and off the shoulder dress the miniature appears to date from ca. 1840.

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  • Title: Mrs. Walter Clarke and Her Son Marvia H. Clarke
  • Creator: American
  • Date Created: ca. 1840
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  • Roles: Artist: American
  • Provenance: Abraham Jay Fink, Baltimore; A. J. Fink Foundation Inc., Baltimore; given to Walters Art Museum, 1963.
  • Object Type: miniatures (paintings)
  • Medium: watercolor on ivory, engraved metal
  • Geography: Place of Origin: United States, Work Location: Genève, Birth Location: Genève
  • Dimensions: H: 2 1/2 in. (6.3 cm)
  • Credit Line: Gift of the A. Jay Fink Foundation, Inc., Baltimore, in memory of Abraham Jay Fink, 1963
  • Classification: Miniatures
  • Accession Number: 38.499

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