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James Barnett Dodson

1837 Emanuel Gottlieb Leutze Born: Schwäbisch Gmünd, Germany 1816 Died: Washington, District of Columbia 1868 watercolor on ivory sight 3 1/8 x 2 5/8 in. (7.9 x 6.7 cm) oval Smithsonian American Art Museum Museum purchase 1982.98.2 Not currently on view


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James Barnett Dodson was born in Virginia, and married Henrietta Waugh four years after this miniature was painted. On the original backing paper for his miniature, the artist made a test drawing of Dodson, probably before committing his pencil to the more unforgiving ivory surface.

Keywords

Portrait male - Dodson, James Barnett - bust

painting - miniature

paint - watercolor

ivory

About Emanuel Gottlieb Leutze

Born: Schwäbisch Gmünd, Germany 1816 Died: Washington, District of Columbia 1868

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