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Portrait of a Gentleman

ca. 1825 Nathaniel Rogers Born: Bridgehampton, New York 1788 Died: Bridgehampton, New York 1844 watercolor on ivory sight 3 1/4 x 2 5/8 in. (8.2 x 6.7 cm) oval Smithsonian American Art Museum Museum purchase through the Catherine Walden Myer Fund 1953.10.1 Not currently on view

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This miniature is typical of Rogers’s early work, employing the oval format he would later abandon in favor of rectangular works destined for display in small hinged cases or frames. The sitter is shown in the costume of a nineteenth-century “dandy,” with a high, pointed collar and elegant velvet lapels.


Portrait male - unidentified - bust

painting - miniature

paint - watercolor