Mrs. Gabriel Manigault (Margaret Izard)

Artist: Malbone, Edward Greene
Date: ca. 1800

The eldest child of Ralph and Alice DeLancey lzard, Margaret (1768-1824) was born in Charleston but spent much of her childhood in England and France with her parents. In 1783, Margaret married Charleston's noted gentleman-amateur architect, Gabriel Manigault (1758-1809), son of Peter and Elizabeth Wragg Manigault. They lived in Charleston and at his plantation, The Oaks, in St. James, Goose Creek Parish. In 1805, they moved to Clifton, an estate near Philadelphia, where Gabriel Manigault died in 1809. After his death Margaret spent much of her time at her house in Philadelphia on Spruce Street near that of her brothers Colonel George lzard and Ralph lzard, Jr., her sister Mrs. William Allen Deas (Anne lzard), and her mother whose house was "between Ninth and Tenth streets." The area was known as "Carolina Row."

Two other portraits of Margaret Manigault are known to exist, one by Gilbert Stuart painted in 1794 along with that of her husband (Albright-Knox Museum, Buffalo), and a miniature of her as a child by Jeremiah Meyer painted ca. 1774 (Gibbes Museum of Art).

  • Artist's Dates: 1777 - 1807 b: Newport, RI d: Savannah, GA
  • Artist's Nationality: American
  • Medium: Watercolor
  • Support: Ivory
  • Dimensions: 3 1/2 X 2 3/4 Inches
  • Sitter's Dates: 1768-1824
  • Credit: Gift of M/M Berkeley Grimball in Mem.of Meta Morris Grimball
  • Period: 19th century
  • Accession Number: 1989.004
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