John Jauncey Ketchum (Q20503000)

Label from: English (en)

artist: Walter Robertson (Q20855654)
collection: Smithsonian American Art Museum (Q1192305)
location: Smithsonian American Art Museum (Q1192305)
depicts: portrait (Q134307) man (Q8441)
instance of: painting (Q3305213)
Smithsonian American Art Museum ID: 21062

information from the Smithsonian American Art Museum catalog

description: John Jauncey Ketchum (1770-1841) was born on Bermuda, the sixth generation of his family to inhabit that island. In 1795 he married a distant relative, Susannah Jauncey (1772-1861), in New York, which may have been the occasion for which this miniature was painted. The back of this locket is adorned with the initials “JK” in gold filigree, and interwoven locks of hair, possibly those of the newlyweds. The couple returned to Bermuda, raising eight children, and after Ketchum’s death Susannah returned to New York.
keywords Portrait male – Ketchum, John Jauncey

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