Member of the Mayfield Family
ca. 1805 George Place Born: Dublin, Ireland 1775 Died: Lucknow, India 1809 watercolor on ivory 2 7/8 x 2 1/4 in. (7.3 x 5.8 cm.) Smithsonian American Art Museum Museum purchase through the Catherine Walden Myer Fund 1953.7.4 Not currently on view
Luce Center Label
Until we learn more about George Place’s life and career, it is impossible to know if the artist painted this member of the Mayfield family in the United Kingdom, the United States, or in India. The gentleman’s features appear lifelike, but his disproportionally large head and wide eyes create an unnatural composition.
Portrait male - Mayfield, - bust
painting - miniature
paint - watercolor