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Thomas Law

Miniature Portrait of Thomas Law

Thomas Law, the subject of this miniature watercolor portrait, was a prominent Englishman who made a fortune in India, moved to the United States in 1794, and married Elizabeth Parke Custis two years later. The reverse side of the image contains a woven plat of Law's hair.

Original Author: Unknown

Created: ca. 1790–1800

Medium: Watercolor on ivory miniature

Courtesy of Mount Vernon Ladies' Association, Purchased with funds donated by Mrs. William S. (Jeanie) Kilroy Sr., 2008

Thomas Law Hair Relic

A plat of hair from Thomas Law is encased in a burnished copper alloy bezel case. This hair relic is on the reverse side of a miniature portrait of Law made circa 1790 to 1800. Law, an Englishman, married Eliza Parke Custis, a stepgranddaughter of George Washington.

Original Author: Unknown

Created: ca. 1790–1800

Medium: Burnished copper alloy case holding a woven plat of hair

Courtesy of Mount Vernon Ladies' Association, Purchased with funds donated by Mrs. William S. (Jeanie) Kilroy Sr., 2008

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