Miniature of James Fenimore Cooper

Title: 
Miniature of James Fenimore Cooper
Date: 
Identifier: 
N0013.2011(07)1a-d
Description: 
This watercolor miniature on ivory is the earliest known image of James Fenimore Cooper. The figure is slightly turned to the left, looking off into the distance. He is wearing a dark navy blue coat with gold, circular buttons, a cravat with a turned collar, and a white ruff that peaks out from the jacket collar. His hair is disheveled. On the back is a woven piece of hair- it is dark brown with a few grey strands. The frame is made out of copper or a copper alloy. It is beaded around the inmost band, and is topped with a large loop of the same metal for display. Similar smaller beading encicles the glass window displaying the woven hair.
Physical dimensions: 
height 3.75 in, length 2.5 in, width 0.25 in
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