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Portrait of Rachel Gratz Etting


Greyscale watercolor side-profile miniature portrait of Rachel Gratz Etting (1764-1831). She wears a black dress and a white bonnet tied on with ribbon, with dark curls of hair escaping near her forehead. Her father, Bernard Gratz, and husband Solomon Etting (1764-1847) worked towards advancing Jewish men's rights. In 1826, the "Jew Bill" passed, allowing Jewish men to hold public office in Maryland.


circa 1810


Watercolor on paper


4.5 H x 3.5 W inches

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Gift of Eleanor S. Cohen. The Eleanor S. Cohen Collection.

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