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Portrait of a Gentleman with Initials J. B.

ca. 1795 Benjamin Trott Born: Boston, Massachusetts Died: Washington, District of Columbia 1843 watercolor on ivory sight 2 1/2 x 2 in. (6.5 x 5.0 cm) oval Smithsonian American Art Museum Museum purchase through the Catherine Walden Myer Fund 1954.6.4 Smithsonian American Art Museum
Luce Foundation Center, 3rd Floor, 16A, Drawer 3


Luce Center Label

On the back of this miniature the initials “JB” are monogrammed in gold over hairwork, offering the only clue we have to the identity of the sitter. This piece was originally attributed to Raphaelle Peale, of the Philadelphia family of painters, but was later determined to have been the work of Benjamin Trott.

Keywords

Portrait male - unidentified - bust

painting - miniature

paint - watercolor

ivory

About Benjamin Trott

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

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