Mrs. Robert Budd Gilchrist (Mary Gilchrist)

Artist: Unknown
Date: ca. 1820s

This sitter was the wife of Judge Gilchrist. Probably painted during the 1820s, the portrait is attractively conceived, with a sharp contrast created between her black dress and starchy white collar. The dark background is systematically and densely cross-hatched.


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: 2 3/4 X 2 3/8 Inches
  • Sitter's Dates: (1797-1867)
  • Credit: Bequest of Mrs. Leger Mitchell
  • Period: 19th century
  • Accession Number: 1944.002.0003
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