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Benjamin Turo of Bermuda

ca. 1825 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. 1986.64.2 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.

Keywords

Portrait male - Turo, Benjamin

painting - miniature

paint - watercolor

ivory

About Attributed to Eliab Metcalf

Born: Franklin, Massachusetts 1785 Died: New York, New York 1834