Leontine de Kay Townsend (Mrs. John) Lansing (1859-1932)

Charles James Turrell (1846-1932) Artist
c. 1910 Date:
Watercolor on ivory in metal frame Medium
3 H x 2 W (oval ivory panel) Dimensions
Signed lower right: C T Inscription
Gift of Leontine de Kay Townsend Lansing Credit
1923.2.1 Accession number
Invention of the daguerreotype in 1839 meant that painted miniatures were headed for extinction. More and more people let cameras capture their likeness, but there was a resurgence of interest in painted miniature portraits in the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries. This particular portrait was probably copied from an earlier one. Additional comments

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