Portrait Miniature of Margaret Marshall Armstrong
late 18th century
A portrait miniature of Margaret Marshall Armstrong (American, late 18th century) painted in oil on ivory. The portrait depicts Margaret (1763 – c. 1818) looking forward wearing a light blue gown and pearls in her coiffed hair. The oval miniature sits within an eglomise surround of a gilt square with scalloped edges surrounded by a black border with simple leaf motifs on the corners. A paper label adhered to the back reads “Copied from a miniature of / Margaret Marshall / wife of William Armstrong / Great great grand Mother of G. E. R. Armstrong” in black ink.
oil on ivory
10.25" x 8.62"
Gift of Mrs. Gwendolen E. Rives, 1972.
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