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Portrait of a Lady

Artist:
Henry Inman (American, Utica, New York 1801–1846 New York)
Artist:
Thomas Seir Cummings (American (born England), Bath 1804–1894 Hackensack, New Jersey)
Date:
ca. 1827
Medium:
Watercolor on ivory
Dimensions:
3 x 2 in. (7.6 x 5.1 cm)
Classification:
Paintings
Credit Line:
Purchase, William Cullen Bryant Fellows Gifts, 2003
Accession Number:
2003.520
Not on view
Inman and Cummings made miniatures together for a short time (1825–27). The works on which they collaborated are very fine and exceedingly rare, and rank among the most stunning American miniatures produced in the nineteenth century. The present work features Inman's elaborate and highly finished technique and Cummings's minute detailing.
Signature: [on obverse, along lower left edge]: Inman & Cummings
Sale, Butterscotch Auctions, Bedford Hills, NY, 2003; to a dealer; to the present vendor.
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