Watercolor on ivory
Overall: 2 5/16 x 1 7/8 in. ( 5.9 x 4.8 cm )
Gift of Helen M. Turner
Initialed and dated: at the right:"3 Mars 1841 E.P." Inscribed: on the back:"3 Mars 1841/27 ans 7 mois 3 jours/par E.P."
The subject was the granduncle of Julie Husson, who gave the miniature to her friend, Helen M. Turner, an artist. A note attached to the back of the frame reads:"This miniature was given to me by one of my friends. He was a great uncle of hers: A Frenchman- name unknown- very beautiful. Helen M. Turner. New Orleans, May 19th, 1930."
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