Brooch with miniature portrait of Jane Perry (b. ca. 1828)

Object Number: 
2012.24.1
Date: 
ca. 1835-1838
Medium: 
Watercolor on ivory in gold frame; plaited hair
Dimensions: 
Overall: 1 7/8 x 1 5/8 in. (4.8 x 4.1 cm)
Marks: 
Engraved on reverse: "Jane Perry / Aunt Lydia's Niece / Father's Eldest / Aged 7 Years"
Description: 
Square gold frame with circular hanger at top; pin attachment and window of plaited hair on reverse. Engraved on reverse: "Jane Perry / Aunt Lydia's Niece / Father's Eldest / Aged 7 Years"
Gallery Label: 
This charming portrait depicts Jane Perry at age seven. The engraved inscription on the frame's reverse suggests that Jane was the niece of Lydia C. Mount (b. 1846), the donor's great-grandmother. However, genealogical research has not yielded a connection between Jane Perry and Lydia Mount, or any other members of the donor's extended family.
Credit Line: 
Gift of Carol R. Townsend
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group