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Newport Harbor Hand Mirror


Round hand mirror measuring 2 1/4 inch across on a story card. Back of mirror depicts a detail of a sailboat in James Nicholson's 1888 painting of Newport Harbor. This is the perfect compact mirror to toss in a cosmetic bag or purse!

Nicholson, a self-taught painter, immigrated to Newport from Scotland and worked as a master joiner on several summer cottages. This image of Newport Harbor beautifully illustrates a typical day in Newport's working waterfront of in the late 1800's, including the Eolus, a steamship which brought thousands of visitors to this city on the sea.