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Maker(s):Peale, James
Culture:American (1749-1831)
Title:Captain Griffith John McRee
Date Made:1795
Type:Painting
Materials:watercolor on ivory
Measurements:Frame: 2 5/8 in x 2 1/16 in; 6.7 cm x 5.2 cm; Sight: 2 7/16 in x 1 7/8 in; 6.2 cm x 4.8 cm
Accession Number:  AC 1945.121
Credit Line:Bequest of Herbert L. Pratt, Class of 1895
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Description:
miniature; mourning scene on verso

Label Text:
The reverse of this portrait miniature, commissioned on the occasion of the sitter's promotion to the rank of captain, shows a man and a woman mourning at a monument bearing the initials of three deceased family members: the sitter's mother and his infant children, Ann and Fergus. Chopped hair, presumably from McRee family members, has been applied to lend texture to the foreground vignette of a rosebush.

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