The wife of Rawlins Lowndes, Gertrude was a native of New York. The portrait was probably painted in New York in the mid-to late 1820s. Because of its fine detailing and aristocratic air it has been associated with Inman. However, he did few portraits of women, and he usually signed them. This miniature stands out because of its pink tonalities and exquisite detailing.
This text is adapted from Martha Severens "The Miniature Portrait Collection of the Carolina Art Association" published by the Carolina Art Association, 1984