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Portrait of a Gentleman

ca. 1795 Unidentified watercolor on ivory sight 1 3/8 x 1 1/8 in. (3.6 x 2.7 cm) oval Smithsonian American Art Museum Museum purchase through the Catherine Walden Myer Fund 1959.7.22 Not currently on view

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This image of a young gentleman with powdered hair and traditional dress was originally thought to be by Edward Savage, but research has since proved this not to be the case. We do not yet know the identity of the artist or the sitter.


Portrait male - unidentified - bust

painting - miniature

paint - watercolor