Mrs. Sarah Joyce
Watercolor, black ink, and graphite on paper inlaid into a larger sheet
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 )
Inscribed: at bottom: "Mrs. Sarah Joyce 1787."
Inscribed along lower border in black ink: "Mrs. Sarah Joyce"; in graphite: "1787"
Portrait: The artist's grandmother
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.
Gift of Daniel Parish, Jr.
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