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Portrait of a Gentleman

ca. 1795 Alexander Robertson Born: Aberdeen, Scotland 1772 Died: New York, New York 1841 watercolor on ivory 2 5/8 x 2 1/8 in. (6.7 x 5.5 cm) oval Smithsonian American Art Museum Museum purchase through the Catherine Walden Myer Fund 1942.10.3 Not currently on view

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The identity of this gentleman is not known, but his powdered hair and elegant cravat indicate that he was a man of wealth in the late eighteenth century.


Portrait male - unidentified - bust

painting - miniature

paint - watercolor