William Davis (1770-1850)

Object Number: 
1950.147
Date: 
ca. 1800
Medium: 
Watercolor on ivory
Dimensions: 
Overall: 2 3/4 x 2 1/4 in. ( 7 x 5.7 cm )
Marks: 
Engraved: on back of case:"W.D./to/S.S."
Gallery Label: 
William Davis was born in Roxbury, Massachusetts, the son of Moses and Hannah (Pierpont) Davis. An engraving on the back of the case indicates that this miniature was painted as a gift for Davis's second wife, Sally Smith, whom he married in 1800.
Credit Line: 
Gift of Dudley Davis, in memory of his mother, Marie Antoinette (Baker) Davis
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group