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
Smithsonian American Art Museum
Luce Foundation Center, 3rd Floor, 16A, Drawer 7
Luce Center Label
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