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Portrait of Helen Miller (Mrs. Charles G. McLean)

about 1806


Not currently on view

oil paintcanvaspainting

Artwork Details

Creation Date
about 1806
oil on canvas
Object Types
paintings, oil paintings

27-1/4 x 22-1/4 in. (canvas) 33-15/16 x 29 x 3-1/4 in. (framed)

Mark Description

not inscribed

Accession Number
Credit Line

Gift of Fifteen Pupils of McLean Seminary

Public Domain

American Painting and Sculpture 1800-1945

Color Palette

Painted by commission from the sitter's father. Hellen Miller McLean and her husband, Charles McLean, Head of Indiana Female Seminary/McLean Seminary (1852-1860), moved to Indianapolis, Indiana after 1815. The painting was hung in the McLean Seminary until 1929 when it was donated to the John Herron Art Institute, now the Indianapolis Museum of Art at Newfields, by alumni in 1929.

Exhibition Name



Facing the Revolution: Portraits of Women in France and the United States

Sidney and Lois Eskenazi Museum of Art, Indiana University

March 24, 2020 - March 14, 2021

Indiana Centennial Exhibit of Fine Arts and Home Industries

John Herron Art Institute and Museum

October 1, 1916 - October 31, 1916

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