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Josiah Hewes Anthony

1790 James Peale Born: Chestertown, Maryland 1749 Died: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 1831 watercolor on ivory 1 3/4 x 1 1/2 in. (4.6 x 3.7 cm) oval Smithsonian American Art Museum Gift of Mr. and Mrs. Ruel P. Tolman 1952.12.2 Not currently on view


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Josiah Hewes Anthony (born about 1769) was the son of the Philadelphia merchant Captain Joseph Anthony, and named for Captain Anthony’s business partner, Josiah Hewes. Josiah’s brother, Joseph Anthony Jr., was a silversmith. Josiah was in his early twenties when this miniature was painted, and later became a wealthy merchant who owned a wharf in Philadelphia. This museum also owns a miniature of Captain Anthony, painted by Walter Robertson [see 1952.12.1].

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Portrait male - Anthony, Josiah Hewes - bust

painting - miniature

paint - watercolor

ivory

About James Peale

Born: Chestertown, Maryland 1749 Died: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 1831

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