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Thomas Davis

ca. 1815 James Alexander Simpson Born: Georgetown, District of Columbia 1805 Died: Baltimore, Maryland 1880 oil on wood 15 x 11 7/8 in. (38.2 x 30.1 cm.) Smithsonian American Art Museum Gift of Mrs. Allen Little 1976.32.2 Smithsonian American Art Museum
Luce Foundation Center, 3rd Floor, 1A

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James Alexander Simpson taught art classes at Georgetown College and painted portraits of the Washington elite. He captured the slightly disdainful lift of this gentleman’s brows and the confident, Napoleonic gesture of his right hand, tucked casually in his vest.


Portrait male - Davis, Thomas - waist length