Miniature Portrait, Martha Washington, 1801

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Miniature Portrait, Martha Washington, 1801

Description

This miniature portrait of Martha Washington was painted by Joseph Field in 1801, after her husband’s death and not long before Martha’s own. One visitor to Mount Vernon in 1801 deemed it a “striking likeness.” Although the image of Martha Washington as a matronly figure in a lacy cap has become almost a cliché in popular imagination, Martha’s dress in her final years apparently was similar to that portrayed here, including the laced cap (image courtesy of Mount Vernon Ladies' Association).

Creator

Robert Field

Source

Mount Vernon

Date

1801

Language

eng

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Original Format

miniature portrait

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How to Cite this Item

Robert Field, "Miniature Portrait, Martha Washington, 1801," in Martha Washington, Item #319, http://marthawashington.us/items/show/319 (accessed October 30, 2014).