Elizabeth Mary McPherson (Mrs. James Reid Pringle)

Artist: attributed to Henri, Pierre
Date: ca. 1792

This locket is inscribed "E.M. McPherson aged 9 years." Elizabeth was the daughter of General John McPherson and as a young woman suffered a traumatic event. Her father drowned in a shipwreck of the "Rose in Bloom" while she survived. According to legend she dreamt of the impending disaster on three previous nights.

  • Artist's Dates: active 18th century
  • Artist's Nationality: French
  • Medium: Watercolor
  • Support: Ivory
  • Dimensions: 1 5/8 X 1 1/4 Inches
  • Sitter's Dates: (1783-1843)
  • Signature: P
  • Signature Location: center left
  • Credit: Museum Purchase with funds provided by the Victor Morawetz Fund
  • Period: 18th century
  • Accession Number: 1936.007.0019
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