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Lawrence Reid Yates

ca. 1794 Walter Robertson Born: Dublin, Ireland Died: Fatehpur, India Copy after Gilbert Stuart Born: Saunderstown, Rhode Island Colony, 1755 Died: Boston, Massachusetts 1828 watercolor on ivory sight 3 x 2 3/8 in. (7.5 x 6.0 cm) oval Smithsonian American Art Museum Museum purchase through the Catherine Walden Myer Fund 1956.1.3 Not currently on view


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Lawrence Reid Yates (died 1796) was a New York merchant who had his portrait painted by Gilbert Stuart. Walter Robertson, who came to the United States at Stuart’s urging, often copied in miniature his mentor’s paintings, and this image of Yates is such a copy. The full-scale portrait hangs in the National Gallery of Art in Washington, and was painted in 1793 or 1794. A miniature of Richard Yates’s wife, by an unknown artist, is also in this collection [see 1956.1.2].

Keywords

Portrait male - Yates, Lawrence Reid - bust

painting - miniature

paint - watercolor

ivory

About Walter Robertson

Born: Dublin, Ireland Died: Fatehpur, India

About Copy after Gilbert Stuart

Born: Saunderstown, Rhode Island Colony, 1755 Died: Boston, Massachusetts 1828

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