Catherine Douglas Dickson (Q20500996)

Label from: English (en)

artist: Raphaelle Peale (Q1374536)
collection: Smithsonian American Art Museum (Q1192305)
location: Smithsonian American Art Museum (Q1192305)
country of origin: United States of America (Q30)
Smithsonian American Art Museum ID: 19308

information from the Smithsonian American Art Museum catalog

description: Catharine Dickson (1802-1870) was the daughter of William E. Dickson, Greeneville, Tennessee’s first postmaster. Her miniature may have been painted to celebrate her impending marriage to Dr. Alexander Williams (1793-1852) of Surrey, North Carolina, an ancestor of the playwright Tennessee Williams. The inscription within this miniature states that the likeness was “taken when 16 years old by Rembrandt Peele [sic].” That attribution has changed, awarding this miniature to Rembrandt’s brother Raphaelle.
keywords Portrait female – Dickson, Katherine Douglas – bust

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