Tourism Tuesday: Woman of Two Worlds

January 28th, 2014 by Samantha Chemali


XX.5.78 Madame Jerome (Elizabeth Patterson) Bonaparte (1785-1879What: Woman of Two Worlds: Elizabeth Patterson Bonaparte and Her Quest for an Imperial Legacy

Where: The Maryland Historical Society

When: Now through June 9th, 2o14

The Maryland Historical Society presents “Woman of Two Worlds:” Elizabeth Patterson Bonaparte and Her Quest for an Imperial Legacy, an exhibition that brings 1812 Baltimore vividly to life. On view from June 9, 2013 – June 9, 2014, the “Woman of Two Worlds:” Elizabeth Patterson Bonaparte and Her Quest for an Imperial Legacy exhibit marks the first time the Maryland Historical Society has featured a exhibition exclusively devoted to a historical female figure. The exhibition includes silver, porcelain, paintings, textiles, jewelry, manuscripts and furniture associated with Elizabeth and her descendants. Of particular note are a collection of extraordinary French porcelain purchased by Elizabeth in Paris around 1815, forty examples of silver used by Elizabeth and her descendents, Elizabeth’s pearl and garnet tiara and other jewelry, and one of her “scandalous” dresses in the French-style. In total, more than 100 objects will be on view in the exhibition. In addition, one of the jewels of the show is a portrait of Elizabeth by Gilbert Stuart that remains in private hands. The breathtaking painting will be on loan to the MdHS for the duration of the exhibition.

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