John Ludlow was the eldest son of General Jacob Morton and Catharine (Ludlow) Morton. He was a painter and very active in the affairs of the National Academy of Design. The miniature is attached to the back cover of Morton's sketchbook album of friends' drawings, hence the tentative identification of the subject. The donor is the subject's granddaughter.
Bequest of Mrs. Emily Ellison Post
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
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