Eliza Joanna Davis (Mrs. Amos) Dean (1819-1888)

Daniel Wagner (1802-1888) and Maria Louisa Wagner (1816-1888) Artist
1842 Date:
Watercolor on ivory in gold case Medium
2 3/4 H x 2 1/4 W (oval ivory panel) Dimensions
Signed and dated on obverse: by D. and M.L. Wagner / Albany / Nov. 1842 Inscription
Gift of Jean E. and Fredericka Cameron and Mrs. Bernard S. Bronson, granddaughters of the subject Credit
1936.3.1 Accession number
Throughout the first half of the nineteenth century, Albany residents commissioned portrait miniatures. Among the best-known area painters of miniatures were Anson Dickinson and the brother-and-sister team of Daniel Wagner and Maria Louisa Wagner. This portrait, painted shortly after the sitter's marriage in 1842, is attributed to the Wagners. Maria Louisa began as an itinerant painter and eventually gained national prominence. Additional comments

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