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The Thompson Children

Artist:
John Carlin (American, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 1813–1891 New York)
Date:
1846
Medium:
Watercolor on ivory
Dimensions:
4 5/16 x 3 9/16 in. (11 x 9 cm)
Classification:
Paintings
Credit Line:
Morris K. Jesup Fund and Maria DeWitt Jesup Fund, 1979
Accession Number:
1979.188
Not on view
Carlin painted three miniatures in 1846 on commission for a David Thompson: one of Mr. Thompson, one of his wife and two daughters, and the present painting of his three sons and daughter. Carlin recorded that he received $60 in January 1846 for four children "in one group" and named the children: Gardiner, David, Charles, and Mary.
Signature: [on obverse, center bottom]: J. Carlin [date smudged and illegible]
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