Elizabeth Ann Timothy

Artist: Henry Benbridge (American, Philadelphia 1743–1812 Philadelphia)

Date: ca. 1775–85

Medium: Watercolor and gouache on ivory

Dimensions: 1 1/2 x 1 1/8 in. (3.7 x 3 cm)

Classification: Paintings

Credit Line: Rogers Fund, 1926

Accession Number: 26.286

Description

The miniature is thought to have been an engagement gift from the sitter to her fiancé, William Williamson. They were married in 1785. Elizabeth Ann Timothy was born in 1746 in Charleston, the daughter of Peter and Anna Timothy. Her first husband was Peter Valton.

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