Thomas Seir Cummings (American (born England), Bath 1804–1894 Hackensack, New Jersey)
Watercolor on ivory
7 3/8 x 5 3/4 in. (18.7 x 14.6 cm)
Purchase, William Cullen Bryant Fellows Gifts, 2001
Not on view
This miniature depicts three of the children of the New York City dry-goods merchant Homer Ramsdell and his wife, Frances E. L. Powell. The children are Mary Ludlow Powell (1836-?), Frances Josephine (1838-?), and Thomas Powell (1840-?). Cummings exhibited the piece under this title at the National Academy of Design in 1842.
Signature: [at lower right]: Cummings pinxt 1842
owned by Thomas Powell in 1842 (according to NAD catalogue, see vol. III); Private Collection, Pennsylvania until August 2001.