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Mrs. A. L. Clements (Mary Louisa Wells)

Artist:
John Wood Dodge (1807–1893)
Date:
1838
Medium:
Watercolor on ivory
Dimensions:
2 1/2 x 2 in. (6.4 x 5 cm)
Classification:
Paintings
Credit Line:
Dale T. Johnson Fund, 2006
Accession Number:
2006.235.50
Not on view
The artist entered this piece in his record book for 1838: "Oct. 20 Ms Mary Clements / oval 21st & 9th Avenue 60.00." The previous June, Dodge had painted a miniature of Mr. A. L. Clements.
Inscription: Inscribed on backing card: Painted by / John W. Dodge / Miniature Painter / 52 White Street / New York / Oct. 18th 1838 / Likeness of / Mrs. A. L. Clements
Engraved in medallion on verso: M. L. C. / to / A. L. Clements.
Anne Orr, Nashville, to 1944; sale, Sotheby Parke-Bernet, New York, 17 July 1984, lot 65/2
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