Rachel Gratz Etting (Mrs. Solomon Etting)
DescriptionWatercolor on ivory miniature portrait painting, in gold oval frame, with lock of hair attached to the reverse, of "Rachel Gratz Etting (Mrs. Solomon Etting)" (1764-1831), ca. 1800-1820, by an unknown artist. Rachel was born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania to Barnard Gratz (1734-1801) and Richea Myers. In 1791, she married prominent Baltimore, Maryland merchant and civil leader Solomon Etting (1764-1847). In addition to three step-children from Etting's first marriage, Rachel had seven children, six of whom survived childhood. She is buried in the Etting Cemetery in Baltimore.