Mary McIlvaine Bloomfield Miniature
Not on View
Mary McIlvaine Bloomfield was married to Joseph Bloomfield, Governor of New Jersey, who appears to have held more liberal views than many men of his era. From 1775 to 1807, women and Black men could vote in New Jersey elections. We believe that Mary McIlvaine Bloomfield voted in 1803. This small portrait was painted around 1778 by Philadelphia artist Charles Willson Peale.
Charles Willson Peale
Watercolor on ivory, gold
Museum of the American Revolution, acquired with funds provided by the Committee of Revolutionary Women including Members of the New Jersey State Society and Major Joseph Bloomfield Chapter of Daughters of the American Revolution, 2021.05.01