Benjamin Turo of Bermuda
Attributed to Eliab Metcalf
Born: Franklin, Massachusetts 1785
Died: New York, New York 1834
watercolor on ivory sight 2 1/2 x 2 1/8 in. (6.3 x 5.4 cm) oval Smithsonian American Art Museum Gift of Albert A. Best, Edison, N.J.
Smithsonian American Art Museum
Luce Foundation Center, 3rd Floor, 16A, Drawer 7
Luce Center Label
This portrait of Benjamin Turo was probably painted while the artist was visiting the Caribbean islands in the early 1820s. There is no record of a Benjamin Turo living in Bermuda at this time.
Portrait male - Turo, Benjamin
painting - miniature
paint - watercolor