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Mrs. James Madison (1731-1829)

Object Number: 
1939.245
Date: 
ca. 1816
Medium: 
Red wax, glass, gilding, and pine
Dimensions: 
Overall: 6 5/16 x 6 5/16 x 1 1/4 in. ( 16 x 16 x 3.2 cm )
Description: 
Bas-relief portrait.
Gallery Label: 
Eleanor "Nelly" Rose Conway, the daughter of Francis and Rebecca (Catlett) Conway, grew up on the family estate at Port Conway in King George County, Virginia. She married James Madison (1723-1801), of Orange County, Virigina, on September 15, 1749. Her first child, James Madison, Jr., would become the fourth president of the United States.
Credit Line: 
Gift of Mrs. Mary Madison McGuire
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group