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David McClellan

ca. 1805 Benjamin Trott Born: Boston, Massachusetts Died: Washington, District of Columbia 1843 watercolor on ivory sight 3 x 2 1/2 in. (7.6 x 6.2 cm) oval Smithsonian American Art Museum Museum purchase through the Catherine Walden Myer Fund 1956.7.1 Smithsonian American Art Museum
Luce Foundation Center, 3rd Floor, 16A, Drawer 3


Luce Center Label

These portraits were painted in 1805, after Benjamin Trott had set out on horseback for a yearlong journey westward. They are two of the many works created as the artist made his way through Pennsylvania, Kentucky, and Ohio, states that then defined the nation’s western borders.

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Authorities - Attributes - Objects - Mark Type - not dated

Portrait male - McClellan, David - bust

painting - miniature

paint - watercolor

ivory

About Benjamin Trott

Born: Boston, Massachusetts Died: Washington, District of Columbia 1843

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