Description This locket contains two portrait miniatures, one of Mrs. Walter Clarke and the other of her infant son, Marvia H. Clarke, who holds a rattle. Mrs. Clarke appears bust-length with brown hair, wearing a wine red dress. The child is seated wearing a white dress, holding a rattle and surrounded by clouds. The clouds might indicate that this is a posthumous portrait. From the sitter's center-parted hair style and off the shoulder dress the miniature appears to date from ca. 1840.
Provenance Abraham Jay Fink, Baltimore; A. J. Fink Foundation Inc., Baltimore; given to Walters Art Museum, 1963.
Credit Gift of the A. Jay Fink Foundation, Inc., Baltimore, in memory of Abraham Jay Fink, 1963
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