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English Gentleman

ca. 1810 Unidentified (British) watercolor on ivory sight 3 1/8 x 2 1/2 in. (7.8 x 6.4 cm) oval Smithsonian American Art Museum Gift of Mrs. Henry L. Milmore 1950.4.21 Not currently on view

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This English gentleman’s springy curls, delicate facial features, and stylish attire create a romantic image typical of the early nineteenth century. The unknown artist concentrated on the sitter’s intriguing expression to evoke confidence and pride.


Ethnic - English

Portrait male - unidentified - bust

painting - miniature

paint - watercolor