Object photography

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On View Seamans Gallery, level 2

Object description

  • American artist
  • Portrait of Catherine Johnson Pierce, 1826-1828
  • Oil on canvas
  • New England, United States
  • H: 25 1/4 in, W: 21 in
  • Gift of Elinor B. Spiker, 1995
  • 137758.1


This is a half-length portrait of Catherine (Johnson) Pierce. Mrs. Pierce sits in a chair with 3/4 of her face visible. Her brown hair is braided and styled on top of her head. She wears a black dress with puffed sleeves and a high white lace collar with a gray bow. The background is yellow-green.

Exhibition History

  • American Decorative Arts exhibition, Peabody Essex Museum; June 03, 2003 through Present
  • Gold Coast Treasures: A Decade of Collecting American Decorative Art, Peabody Essex Museum; May 14, 1999 through February 13, 2000