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Portrait of a Gentleman

ca. 1835 John Alexander McDougall Born: Livingston, New Jersey Died: New York 1894 watercolor on ivory sight 1 1/4 in. (3.2 cm) diam. Smithsonian American Art Museum Museum purchase through the Catherine Walden Myer Fund 1946.12.2 Not currently on view

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This was originally thought to be a portrait of Chief Justice Roger Brooke Taney by an unknown artist. Research has proved this not to be the case, however, and the identity of the sitter is unknown. The work has been attributed to the artist John Alexander McDougall.


Portrait male - unidentified - bust

painting - miniature

paint - watercolor