1799 Raphaelle Peale Born: Annapolis, Maryland 1774 Died: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 1825 watercolor on ivory image: sight 3 x 2 3/8 in. (7.7 x 6.1 cm) oval Smithsonian American Art Museum Bequest of Bertha E. Jaques 1942.2.2 Not currently on view
Luce Center Label
Robert Oliphant was the oldest son of William Oliphant, a wealthy Philadelphia landowner. Robert’s sister had her miniature painted by James Peale in 1795 [see 1942.2.3]. Some time after this miniature was painted, Robert moved to Norfolk, Virginia, but his whereabouts after that are unknown. Both miniatures descended in his sister Elizabeth’s family until they were given to a close family friend, who in turn bequeathed them to this museum.
Portrait male - Oliphant, Robert - bust
painting - miniature
paint - watercolor