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Beulah Elmy Twining (Mrs. Torbert)

Artist:
James Peale (American, Chestertown, Maryland 1749–1831 Philadelphia, Pennsylvania)
Date:
1811
Medium:
Watercolor on ivory
Dimensions:
2 3/4 x 2 1/4 in. (7 x 5.7 cm)
Classification:
Paintings
Credit Line:
Purchase, Lila Acheson Wallace Gift, 2006
Accession Number:
2006.235.136
Not on view
The sitter (ca. 1767-1826) was the youngest daughter of David and Elizabeth Twining, Quakers from Bucks County, Pennsylvania.
Signature: [at lower right]: I P / 1811

Inscription: [on framed note written by sitter]: This Miniature of myself I present to Sarah / Kirby during her Natural life and no / longer at her decease I do give It to Anna L. Ross / to her— her Heirs and [illegible] forever / 5th Mo 25th 1812 Beulah Elmy Twining
descended in the sitter's family; sale, Sotheby Parke-Bernet, New York, 19 Nov. 1980, lot 237; with Edward Sheppard, New York
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