In December 2016, our fourth floor will be transformed into a new destination for historical education and innovation. During the current renovation, objects from our permanent collection are on view throughout the Museum.
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Afternoon Hastings Landing. Palisades Rocks in Shadow, New York
Watercolor, gouache, graphite, scratching out, and touches of black ink and glazing on paper laid on brown card
Gift of Anna McWhorter Thomas in the name of George C. McWhorter
The subject of this portrait is thought to be Elizabeth (Lawrence) Laurance, the daughter of John and Elizabeth Lawrence. She was the widow of James Allen, and was married to John Laurance as his second wife in 1791.
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
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