Susannah Drayton (Mrs. Tobias Bowles)

Artist: Benbridge, Henry
Date: 1787

This locket houses two portraits of Susannah Drayton: one as a young girl of around 10 by Henry Benbridge and another as a young woman in her early twenties attributed to Pierre Henri. An inscription around the edge reads "Susannah Bowles obt 29th Novr 1801 ae 24 ys/Beloved in life, lamented now in death." A beautiful braid of her hair framing her image completes this memento of a lost loved one.

  • Artist's Dates: 1743 - 1812
  • Artist's Nationality: American
  • Medium: Watercolor
  • Support: Ivory
  • Dimensions: 1 1/4 X 1 1/8 Inches
  • Sitter's Dates: Susannah Drayton (Mrs. Tobias Bowles,1777-1801)
  • Credit: Gift of Dorothy Thomson Waring
  • Period: 18th century
  • Accession Number: 1980.005.0002
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