Dolley Payne Todd Madison (American, 1768-1849)
paper, iron gall ink
Overall: 3 3/4 in x 2 3/4 in; 9.525 cm x 6.985 cm
Possibly James Madison; to James and Dolley Madison; possibly to Payne Todd (Mrs. Madison's son); to Dr. and Mrs. James H. Causten (Annie Payne was Mrs. Madison's niece); to Mary Causten Kunkel (their daughter); sold in 1899 by Mrs. Kunkel at S V. Henkels's auction house, Philadelphia; Christie's, New York, Sale 6893, October 24, 1989, Lot 244; to J. Garrison Stradling, a New York City, dealer; to the Fine Arts Committee through purchase.
Bearing hand-written number 236 in graphite on upper right corner
Funds donated by Mrs. Elizabeth G. Schneider
The Diplomatic Reception Rooms, U.S. Department of State, Washington, D.C.