Portrait of a Gentleman
ca. 1840 Unidentified watercolor on ivory 1 3/4 x 1 3/8 in. (4.4 x 3.5 cm) oval Smithsonian American Art Museum Museum purchase through the Catherine Walden Myer Fund 1959.7.27 Not currently on view
Luce Center Label
An unknown artist painted a client’s collared coat, black cravat, and combed-over hairstyle with lively brushstrokes, blurring the details in the portrait. The slightly impatient expression in the young man’s face suggests that this miniature might have been painted in a hurry.
Portrait male - unidentified - bust
painting - miniature
paint - watercolor