Profile Portraits of a Man and Woman of the Pintard Family

Profile Portraits of a Man and Woman of the Pintard Family
Title
Profile Portraits of a Man and Woman of the Pintard Family
Date 
c. 1820
Medium 
Graphite and black ink wash on parchment
Dimensions 
Overall: 7 5/8 x 9 5/8 in. ( 19.4 x 24.4 cm ) mat: 14 x 18 in. ( 35.6 x 45.7 cm )
Credit Line 
Gift of Helen M. Turner
Object Number 
1935.53
Marks 
inscriptions: none
Gallery Label 
The donor identified the subjects of this double portrait as her great-grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. John Pintard. However, the date of ca. 1820 assigned on the basis of the style of the drawing and of the attire would not agree with the ages of the Pintards, which would have been sixty-one and fifty-five respectively. The subjects in the drawing appear to a generation younger, and they possibly represent the Pintards' daughter Eliza and her husband, Dr. Richard Davidson of New Orleans.
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group