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 Not currently on view
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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.
Authorities - Attributes - Objects - Mark Type - not dated
Portrait male - McClellan, David - bust
painting - miniature
paint - watercolor