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Samuel Douchy

ca. 1835 Unidentified watercolor on ivory 2 3/8 x 2 in. (6.0 x 5.1 cm) oval Smithsonian American Art Museum Museum purchase through the Catherine Walden Myer Fund 1946.3.24 Not currently on view

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This portrait shows Samuel Douchy in a fashionable black cravat and coat. The artist exaggerated Douchy’s costume to create a powerful silhouette, which emphasizes the gentleman’s self-assured gaze.


Portrait male - Douchy, Samuel - bust

painting - miniature

paint - watercolor