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Mrs. Sarah Joyce
Date: c. 1795-98
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Medium: Watercolor, black ink, and graphite on paper inlaid into a larger sheet
Dimensions: Overall: 3 1/4 x 2 3/8 in. ( 8.3 x 6 cm ) mat: 14 x 11 in. ( 35.6 x 27.9 cm )
Description: Portrait: The artist's grandmother
Credit Line: Gift of Daniel Parish, Jr.
Object Number: 1912.18
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Marks: Inscribed: at bottom: "Mrs. Sarah Joyce 1787."
Inscribed: Inscribed along lower border in black ink: "Mrs. Sarah Joyce"; in graphite: "1787"

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The subject of this portrait was the grandmother of the artist. The date inscribed is probably not accurate, for in 1787 Anderson would have only been twelve years old. It is more likely that this sketch was made ca. 1795, for the artist made other similar sketches of members of his family at that time.