William Davis (1770-1850)
Watercolor on ivory
Overall: 2 3/4 x 2 1/4 in. ( 7 x 5.7 cm )
Engraved: on back of case:"W.D./to/S.S."
William Davis was born in Roxbury, Massachusetts, the son of Moses and Hannah (Pierpont) Davis. An engraving on the back of the case indicates that this miniature was painted as a gift for Davis's second wife, Sally Smith, whom he married in 1800.
Gift of Dudley Davis, in memory of his mother, Marie Antoinette (Baker) Davis
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