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Rachel Gratz Etting (Mrs. Solomon Etting)

Description

Watercolor 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.

Creator

unknown

Date

circa 1800-1820

Materials

Watercolor on ivory

Dimensions

2.5 x 1.5 inches

Object ID

XX.3.91

Resource ID

8013

Credit Line

Gift of Miss Eleanor S. Cohen.

Digital Publisher

Digital resource provided by the Maryland Center for History and Culture

Rights

This digital image is made available here for private study, scholarship, and research. Commercial and other uses are prohibited without the permission of the Maryland Center for History and Culture. For more information, visit the MCHC’s Reproductions and Permissions web page.