Elizabeth Patterson

Metadata

Title

Elizabeth Patterson

Description

Jerome Bonaparte (1784-1860), youngest of Napoleon's brothers, married Elizabeth Patterson of Baltimore in 1803. (From that union are descended the American Bonapartes.) Napoleon, however, annulled the marriage by imperial decree and Jerome was made King of Westphalia shortly after his arranged marriage to Princess Catherine of Wurtenberg in 1807. Joseph Bonaparte gave this portrait of Elizabeth Patterson to Mrs. Joseph Hopkinson.

Creator

E.W.B.

Date

1810 (circa) -1815 (circa)

Identifier

1973.06.01

Extent

Image 3.0" H x 2.5" W. Frame 10.0" H x 9.25" W.

Medium

Oil on Ivory

Is Part Of

Bonaparte Collection, The Athenaeum of Philadelphia

Provenance

Joseph Bonaparte gave this painting to Mrs. Joseph Hopkinson. Gift of Emily Gilpin Hopkinson, 1973.

Citation

E.W.B., “Elizabeth Patterson,” Bonaparte Collection, The Athenaeum of Philadelphia, Joseph Bonaparte in America, accessed December 10, 2018, https://www.josephbonaparteinamerica.org/items/show/10.