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Joseph Curwen

1804 Edward Greene Malbone Born: Newport, Rhode Island 1777 Died: Savannah, Georgia 1807 watercolor on ivory sight 2 7/8 x 2 1/4 in. (7.3 x 5.7 cm) oval Smithsonian American Art Museum Museum purchase 1984.2 Not currently on view


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Joseph Curwen (1778-1848) was a British-born businessman who settled in Philadelphia. Edward Greene Malbone maintained an account book in 1804, and the artist was paid for this miniature in April of that year.

Keywords

Portrait male - Curwen, Joseph - bust

painting - miniature

paint - watercolor

ivory

About Edward Greene Malbone

Born: Newport, Rhode Island 1777 Died: Savannah, Georgia 1807

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