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Alexander Rose

ca. 1788 Pierre Henri Born: Paris, France Died: New York 1822 watercolor on ivory sight 1 5/8 x 1 1/4 in. (4.1 x 3.2 cm) oval Smithsonian American Art Museum Museum purchase through the Catherine Walden Myer Fund 1946.11.6 Not currently on view

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Born in Scotland, Alexander Rose (about 1733-?) immigrated with his family to the colonies before the Revolutionary War. He became a merchant and shipowner in Charleston, and an ardent patriot. The Roses have owned Kilravok (pronounced “Kilrock”) Castle, near Inverness, since it was built more than 750 years ago, and are distantly related to the Windsors of England.


Portrait male - Rose, Alexander - bust

painting - miniature

paint - watercolor