Edward Dodge Antique Portrait Miniatures Virginia Mother & Daughter Holding Doll
Edward Dodge Antique Portrait Miniatures Virginia Mother & Daughter Holding Doll
Edward Dodge Antique Portrait Miniatures Virginia Mother & Daughter Holding Doll
Edward Dodge Antique Portrait Miniatures Virginia Mother & Daughter Holding Doll
Edward Dodge Antique Portrait Miniatures Virginia Mother & Daughter Holding Doll
Edward Dodge Antique Portrait Miniatures Virginia Mother & Daughter Holding Doll
Edward Dodge Antique Portrait Miniatures Virginia Mother & Daughter Holding Doll
Edward Dodge Antique Portrait Miniatures Virginia Mother & Daughter Holding Doll
Edward Dodge Antique Portrait Miniatures Virginia Mother & Daughter Holding Doll
Edward Dodge Antique Portrait Miniatures Virginia Mother & Daughter Holding Doll
Edward Dodge Antique Portrait Miniatures Virginia Mother & Daughter Holding Doll
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Edward Dodge Antique Portrait Miniatures Virginia Mother & Daughter Holding Doll

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From a Mississippi estate

Wonderful pair of original painted portrait miniatures, identified Virginia woman and her daughter, both by the artist Edward S. Dodge.

Written in pencil in the back of the woman's case is:

Likeness of Mrs. And'n (Anderson) Morton of Clarksville, Va.
Painted by E.S. Dodge April 29, 1847.

And in pencil in the girl's case is:

Painted by E.S. Dodge
Clarksville, Va
Apr 24, 1847
Likeness of Miss Harriet Morton

Based on other photos I have of this family, I can positively identify them as mother and daughter: Harriet Ann Scott Morton (1804-1868), the wife of Anderson C. Morton (1797-1868) and their daughter Henrietta "Harriet" Scott Morton Elliott (1842-1921) (*An ambrotype of Anderson in his Confederate Civil War uniform is available in a separate listing).

At the time of their deaths, the Mortons lived in Okolona, Mississippi, which would explain where this was found.

Dodge was born in New York, but eventually moved south, working in Virginia, South Carolina, Georgia, and Tennessee in the 1840s. He was the younger brother of the renowned miniaturist John Wood Dodge.

Bothe portraits are behind 1840's pebbled brass mats and in period cases that measure 3.75" x 3.25" each. From what I'm told, these are both on ivory wafers - a grain is visible when held up to the light.... but I'm not an expert in portrait
miniatures, so if you have any questions about these images or their condition, please ask BEFORE bidding and I will answer the best I can.

The paintings seems to be in overall very good antique condition.. the mother's portrait has some little spots on it.. I haven't tried to clean them off. The little girl's portrait does not appear to have these spots but there is a small crack in the lower-right corner that is mostly hidden when the mat is replaced.

Shipping: Boxed & insured Priority Mail.