Burnett, Mary Ann Jewins, 1776-1838

Subject: 
Paintings; Portrait female; Johnson, Joshua, Women's history
Burnett, Mary Ann Jewins, 1776-1838
Item ID: 
2002.1.2
Creator: 
Johnson, Joshua, fl. 1796-1824
Description: 
Half-length, three-quarter view portrait features Mary Anne Jewins Burnett (Mrs. Charles Burnett): woman in a white gown with an empire waistline. Light-colored hair appears from under her white cap and she wears a large, burgundy jewel on the sheer portion of her dress. Johnson was the first African American painter to make his living as an artist.
Date of Original: 
ca. 1812
Collection: 
Museum Department
Type/Size: 
Image; 60.9 x 50.8 cm.
Restrictions: 
For more information, please contact the Museum Department: museum@mdhs.org
Rights: 
Copy of original owned by the Maryland Historical Society. For reproduction and permission information, please contact imagingservices@mdhs.org
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