Art/ Collection/ Art Object

The Children of Homer Ramsdell, Esq.

Artist:
Thomas Seir Cummings (American (born England), Bath 1804–1894 Hackensack, New Jersey)
Date:
1842
Medium:
Watercolor on ivory
Dimensions:
7 3/8 x 5 3/4 in. (18.7 x 14.6 cm)
Classification:
Paintings
Credit Line:
Purchase, William Cullen Bryant Fellows Gifts, 2001
Accession Number:
2001.666
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.
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