The subject was the daughter of David and Sarah Diodati (Gardiner) Thompson and the granddaughter of Jonathan Thompson and of John Lion Gardiner, a descendant of Lion Gardiner who in 1639 settled what is now known as Gardiner's Island. Among Miss Thompson's many philanthropic interests was The New-York Historical Society.
Catalogue of American Portraits in The New-York Historical Society, New Haven: Yale University Press, Vol. 2, 1974, p. 796.
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