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Portrait of a Gentleman

1838 George W. Newcombe Born: England 1799 Died: New York, New York 1845 watercolor on ivory sight 2 1/8 x 1 5/8 in. (5.4 x 4.0 cm) oval Smithsonian American Art Museum Museum purchase through the Catherine Walden Myer Fund 1957.3.1 Smithsonian American Art Museum
Luce Foundation Center, 3rd Floor, 16A, Drawer 1


Luce Center Label

According to an inscription on the back of this miniature, this work was painted while George Newcombe was living on Broadway, in New York City. The gentleman wears a fashionably high-collared coat and black cravat that contrast with his hair and skin coloring. The tilt of his body heightens the man’s lively gaze and quiet smile.

Keywords

Portrait male - unidentified - bust

painting - miniature

paint - watercolor

ivory

About George W. Newcombe

Born: England 1799 Died: New York, New York 1845