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Catherine B. Wainright
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Catherine B. Wainright


Description Conservation Exhibitions Provenance Inscription Credit
Description An inscription on the reverse of this miniature identifies the subject as the widow of Charles Gordon Patterson, M.D., and notes that she was the mother of 10 children. Her son, also named Charles Gordon, was a railway entrepreneur. The miniature is in a Tiffany frame. The frame and inscription match that of WAM 38.493. This may depict the sitter's husband. Lambdin studied with Thomas Wilcocks Sully (1811-1847), the renowned portraitist in Philadelphia, and established himself as a miniaturist in the same city.
Conservation
Date Description Narrative
1/15/1964Treatmentcleaned
6/24/1964Treatmentother
Exhibitions
  • Four Centuries of Miniature Painting from the Collections of the A. Jay Fink Foundation, Inc. and A.J. Fink, Personally. Baltimore Museum of Art, Baltimore. 1958-1959.
Provenance A.J. Fink, Baltimore [date and mode of acquisition unknown, perhaps from the collection of Albert Rosenthal]; A.J. Fink Foundation Inc., Baltimore, [date and mode of acquisition unknown]; Walters Art Museum, 1963, by gift.
Inscriptions [Engraved] On back of frame: Catherine B. Wainright / The Widow of Charles Gordon Patterson, M.D. / Born Nov. 26th, 1799 / Died Jan. 28, 1882 / She was the mother of ten children / From life at the age of 80; [Stamp] Tiffany & Co.; [Number] 14
Credit Gift of the A. Jay Fink Foundation, Inc., in memory of Abraham Jay Fink, 1963

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Period
1878
Medium
watercolor on ivory
(Miniatures)
Accession Number
38.490
Measurements
H: 3 13/16 × W: 2 15/16 in. (9.7 × 7.5 cm)
Geographies
  • USA (Place of Origin)
Location Within Museum
Not On View

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