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William Davis (1770-1850)

William Davis (1770-1850)
William Davis (1770-1850)
ca. 1800
Watercolor on ivory
Overall: 2 3/4 x 2 1/4 in. ( 7 x 5.7 cm )
Credit Line 
Gift of Dudley Davis, in memory of his mother, Marie Antoinette (Baker) Davis
Object Number 
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.
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group