Beauties of the Gilded Age: Peter Marie's Miniatures of Society Women - New-York Historical Society



Date: 06/21/12 through 11/11/12
Ages: All
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New York, NY 10024
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Description: Between 1889 and 1903, New York socialite Peter Marie (1825-1903) commissioned portrait miniatures of women whom he believed epitomized female beauty. His collection of nearly 300 watercolor-on-ivory miniatures stands today as a vivid document of New York�s Gilded Age aristocracy. Beauties of the Gilded Age presents likenesses of many prominent women of the era, including legendary socialite Edith Minturn, athlete Edith Hope Goddard, and social activist Emeline Winthrop. The fragile and rarely exhibited portraits will be displayed in four-month rotations in a special new gallery designed for intimate viewing.