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Mrs. Samuel Johnston


Portrait of Elizabeth North Johnston as an older woman with gray hair worn under a white bonnet. She wears a white fichu, an ornate cape, and a white waist ribbon over a yellow dress with white lace cuffs at the ends of her three-quarter sleeves. She holds a small snuff box or memento in her right hand while her left elbow rests on a table. A book is laid open face-down on the table. A red drape is pulled back to reveal a brown-gray background.


circa late 18th century


Oil on canvas

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Gift of Mrs. Charles C. Fenwick Jr, Mrs. David Ingales Jr, and Mrs. George Strawbridge

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