Ames, Daniel - portrait of a lady
This miniature portrait is signed "? Ames 1851". Unfortunately, the first initial is hard to read, but presumably it is Daniel F Ames (1815-?) who was active in New York from 1837 to 1858, and the only member of the family whose dates fit.
In the 1850 census, Daniel F Ames aged 35 lived with his wife, Ann aged 34 and five children aged 5 to 17, in the 20th Ward of Brooklyn, New York. He gave his place of birth as New York and occupation as painter. He must have married at age 18 and moved about as two of his children were born in New Jersey
The sitter is unknown. 1054
Posted by Don Shelton at 7:14 PM