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Portrait of Susan Margaret McKim


Bust-length miniature portrait on ivory of Susan Margaret McKim (1858-1914), c. 1875, by John Carlin (1813-1891) as a young girl with long brown hair in ringlets, seen in three-quarter view, facing left. She wears white off-shoulder dress. Susan was born in Baltimore to Haslett McKim (1812-1891) and Sarah Jane Birkhead McKim (1821-1888). She moved to New York, New York with her parents and spent most of her adult life living with them there until their deaths.


circa 1875


Watercolor, wood, metal, ivory


4 x 3 inches

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Sitter was the sister of the donor's husband, Dr. William Duncan McKim (1855-1935).

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Gift of Mrs. William Duncan McKim

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Digital resource provided by the Maryland Center for History and Culture


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