Mrs. Jonathan Swift (1767-1833)

Mrs. Jonathan Swift (1767-1833)
Title
Mrs. Jonathan Swift (1767-1833)
Date 
1789
Medium 
Watercolor on ivory
Dimensions 
Overall: 1 3/4 x 1 3/8 in. ( 4.4 x 3.5 cm )
Credit Line 
Gift of Grace Warren Patten
Object Number 
1953.93
Gallery Label 
Ann Roberdeau was the second daughter of General Daniel Roberdeau (1727-95) and Mary (Bostwick) Roberdeau of Philadelphia. She married Jonathan Swift, a merchant and commercial agent, on September 24, 1785. The couple resided at Grasshopper Hall, Alexandria, Virginia. Mr. and Mrs. Swift were guests at George Washington's inaugural ball, which was held the year this miniature was painted. The miniature was a gift to the Society from the subject's great-granddaughter.
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Creative: Tronvig Group