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Mrs. Charles Carroll of Homewood
Date: ca. 1890
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Medium: Watercolor on ivory
Dimensions: Overall: 2 7/8 x 2 3/8 in. ( 7.3 x 6 cm )
Credit Line: Gift of Mr. Thomas W. Streeter
Object Number: 1957.31
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Marks: label: on back: "[Copied from the original] Painted by Trumbull" signed: at left, under frame: "A.A."

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Harriet Chew (1775-1861) was the daughter of Benjamin Chew, chief justice of Pennsylvania, and Elizabeth (Oswald) Chew of Philadelphia. She married Charles Carroll (1775-1825) on July 17, 1800. Their residence, "Homewood," located just north of Baltimore, was built by Charles Carroll's father in 1802. This miniature is based on an engraving said to be after a portrait by John Trumbull (Collection Yale University). The engraving first appeared in R. W. Griswold's "The Republican Court" (1855).