Inscribed, on reverse, in graphite, Rousseau (appears to be in 20th century hand)
The most probable sitter for this miniature is Dolly Miltimore Rousseau (1787-1878), sister of Mary Lane Miltimore Hale, who is the likely subject of the other female miniature attributed to Goodridge in this display case. As with her sister, Dolly's attire and hair reflect the then-fashionable neoclassical style. She wears a white, high-waisted empire dress that is set off by a red cashmere shawl. Also true to period taste, her tightly curled hair frames her face and is secured by a large tortoiseshell comb at her crown.
From the 2019 exhibition American Art, Colonial to Modern, curated by Barbara J. MacAdam, Jonathan L. Cohen Curator of American Art
American Art, Colonial to Modern, Israel Sack Gallery and Rush Family Gallery, Hood Museum of Art, Dartmouth College, Hanover, New Hampshire, January 20-October 2, 2020.
Marks of Distinction: Two Hundred Years of American Drawings and Watercolors from the Hood Museum of Art, Hood Museum of Art, Dartmouth College, Hanover, New Hampshire, March 29-May 29, 2005.
Portraits at Dartmouth, Dartmouth College Museum and Galleries, Hopkins Center, Dartmouth College, Hanover, New Hampshire, March 10-April 16, 1978.
Barbara J. MacAdam, Marks of Distinction, Two Hundred Years of American Drawings and Watercolors from the Hood Museum of Art, Manchester, Vermont: Hudson Hills Press, 2005, pp. 251, ill. p. 235.
Arthur R. Blumenthal, Portraits at Dartmouth, Hanover, New Hampshire: Trustees of Dartmouth College, 1978, p. 51, no. 42.
Mrs. D. G. Brummett; given to Dartmouth College Library.
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