Joseph Watson

Artist: attributed to Henri, Pierre
Date: ca. 1790

The locket bears the inscription: "Joseph Watson ob 3th January 1799 ae 30 years, " which could have been added well after the portrait was painted. Because the miniature exemplifies several of his characteristics, an attribution to Henri seems correct. The linear cross-hatching in the background is unusual, but the hairstyle, eyes, nose and mouth outlines relate well to the signed portraits by Henri.


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

  • Artist's Dates: active 18th century
  • Artist's Nationality: French
  • Medium: Watercolor
  • Support: Ivory
  • Dimensions: 2 X 1 1/2 Inches
  • Sitter's Dates: Ca. 1769-1799
  • Credit: Gift of Mrs. Rose Raymond Goodbred
  • Period: 18th century
  • Accession Number: 1958.011.0001
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