Emily Smiley Snowden (Q20501493)

Label from: English (en)

artist: Charles Peale Polk (Q2959962)
collection: Smithsonian American Art Museum (Q1192305)
location: Smithsonian American Art Museum (Q1192305)
country of origin: United States of America (Q30)
material used: oil paint (Q296955) canvas (Q4259259)
Smithsonian American Art Museum ID: 19764

information from the Smithsonian American Art Museum catalog

description: No documentation exists regarding Charles Peale Polk’s commission to paint Emily Smiley Snowden. But it is possible to guess at her social and economic position from the imported silk of her dress, her hand-painted fan, embroidered shawl, and Chippendale chair.
keywords Portrait female – Snowden, Emily – waist length Dress – accessory – fan

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