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George and Martha Washington miniature on ivory

(WASHINGTON, GEORGE AND MARTHA.). Portrait Miniature of George and Martha Washington

American, 19th century

Signed “J. T.” or “I. T.”   Watercolor and gouache on ivory, 3 ¼ x 4 in., in a period walnut veneer frame.  In very good condition.

This American School painted ivory features a charming representation of the nation’s first president and first lady. A note on the backing paper reads, “Miniature of ivory of Gen. Washington and Wife smiling very true Portraits (signed) “J. T.” or “I. T.”

Provenance: Beverly, Massachusetts, Historical Society.