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Henry Clay and his Wife, Lucretia Hart Clay
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Henry Clay and his Wife, Lucretia Hart Clay


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Description These two miniatures in watercolor on ivory depict Henry Clay (1777-1852), statesman and orator, and his wife Lucretia Hart Clay (1781-1864) (born in Hagerstown, Maryland). The paintings are mounted in a gold locket, the edge of which is engraved with the dedication: "Henry Clay to James Calwel."
Exhibitions
  • My Dear Wife. The Library of Congress, Washington. 1990-1991.
Provenance William T. or Henry Walters, Baltimore [date and mode of acquisition unknown]; Walters Art Museum, 1931, by bequest.
Inscriptions [Inscription] On frame: "Henry Clay to James Calwel"
Credit Acquired by William T. or Henry Walters

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Creator
Period
ca. 1840
Medium
watercolor on ivory
(Miniatures)
Accession Number
38.40
Measurements
H: 2 3/16 in. (5.6 cm)
Geographies
  • USA (Place of Origin)
Location Within Museum
Not On View

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