Mrs. Abraham Crouch (Sophia Jane Withers)

Artist: Unknown American
Date: ca. 1805

The young wife of Abraham Crouch, Sophia died at age twenty-one and is buried in St. Philip's churchyard. The portrait was probably painted ca. 1805 when Sophia was in her teens. There is a youthful and wistful expression which is enhanced by the pale colors. While the face is strongly modelled, the hair has a linear quality and the body is awkwardly proportioned, suggesting perhaps an artist who was beginning his career.


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

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