Mrs. John Dart

Jeremiah Theus American

On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 717

Henrietta Isabella Sommers (1750–1783) was the daughter of Humphrey Sommers, a successful building contractor in Charleston, South Carolina. She was married to John Dart (67.268.1). The costume in this portrait was probably based on a print, since it is unlikely that Mrs. Dart possessed an ermine-trimmed robe. Theus undoubtedly painted the face from life and the clothing in his studio, with a mezzotint before him.

Mrs. John Dart, Jeremiah Theus (American, Chur, 1716–1774 Charleston, South Carolina), Oil on canvas, American

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