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Portrait of a Gentleman

ca. 1835 Unidentified watercolor on ivory 2 1/4 x 1 7/8 in. (5.7 x 4.7 cm) oval Smithsonian American Art Museum Gift of Mrs. Henry L. Milmore 1950.4.36 Not currently on view

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In this miniature the well-groomed gentleman wears a high-collared coat, black cravat (worn as a scarf around the neck), and a white shirt secured by a long pin. These details also suggest the gentleman’s position in society, which allowed him to afford new styles in fashion.


Portrait male - unidentified - bust

painting - miniature

paint - watercolor