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Up for sale. Miniature painting by Meriva M.Carpenter. Signature and writing on back of paper. Painting attached to paper.
Daguerreotype case is perssed leather and split in half.
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Meriva was a noted nineteenth century painter as detailed in this Wikipedia article:
Meriva M. Carpenter, born April 28, 1802 in Ellington, Connecticut, was a noted nineteenth century painter of landscapes and miniature Carpenter was a daughter of Dr. Ruggles and Juliana (Pierce) Carpenter. On 27 February 1820 she married a cousin, Eli Carpenter, son of Dr. Eli and Abigail (Baker) Carpenter. They settled near the town of Homer, New York, in an area that came to be called Carpenterville, now East River, New York. Eli was a successful miller and dyer, and they were prosperous enough to build a fine house which they filled with art treasures. The artist Sanford Thayer painted portraits of Eli (displayed in the Phillips Library in Homer) and son Volney Carpenter. One of their children, daughter Marciana Melvina Carpenter, born December 2, 1820, was also an artist, and a taxidermist. Meriva Carpenter is interred in Glenwood Cemetery, Homer, NY, the same cemetery where noted artist Francis Bicknell Carpenter, a distant cousin, portraitist of President Abraham Lincoln, is interred. Many of Meriva M. Carpenter’s works reportedly survive in the Homer community.
- ^ F. F. Sherman: Unrecorded Early American Portrait Miniaturists and Miniatures in Antiques, Vol. 23 (Jan 1933), p. 12 (cited in Art Index as “Meriva Carpenter, fl. 1843”).
- ^ Katherine Waden Crutts: Biography of the Eli Carpenter family, April 13, 1937; and Esther C. Slater, Skaneateles, N,Y.: Obituary of Marciana Melvina Carpenter from the files of the Cortland County Historical Society, Cortland, N.Y.
- All my items are vintage. Vintage items are not perfect and are expected to have some character "Flaws" I will always point out the obvious.
- I expect payment within 24 hrs. of winning offer unless prior arrangments have been made.
- I will ship within 3 working days after sales end.
- I'm happy to answer any questions you may have.
-Yes, I will ship Internationally, please ask for pricing.
On Jul-23-13 at 22:20:14 PDT, seller added the following information:
Additional photos of outside of case have been added. Thanks.