Eliza Huger Dunkin (Mrs. Percy Gamble Kammerer)

Artist: Waring, Leila
Date: 1923

Eliza Dunkin shared an interest in miniature portraiture with her friend Leila Waring. She was a major benefactor of the miniature portrait collection at the Gibbes Art Gallery, with donations for the original display area in the 1930s and an endowment which provides for additions and changes to the installation. Unlike many of Waring's other portraits, here the artist has used a frontal half-length pose, allowing the viewer to focus on the sitter's face.


This text is adapted from Martha Severens "The Miniature Portrait Collection of the Carolina Art Association" published by the Carolina Art Association, 1984

  • Medium: Watercolor
  • Support: Ivory
  • Dimensions: 3 1/2 X 2 1/2 Inches
  • Signature: Leila Waring 1923
  • Signature Location: center left
  • Credit: Gift of Mrs. Percy Gamble Kammerer
  • Period: Revival
  • Accession Number: 1962.033.0007
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