The miniature, on ivory, is a portrait of Marjorie Merriweather Post (1887-1973). Her third marriage was to Mr Joseph E.Davies in 1935, U.S Ambassador.
Mother of Eleanor Post Close and grand-mother of Antal Post de Bekessy, Marjorie Merriweather Post was an exceptional business woman, collector and American philanthropist.
She bequeathed a part of her magnificent furniture collection, her jewellery by Cartier, paintings as well as her Washington residence to the Smithsonian Institute in order to be presented to the public.
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