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George Partridge Richardson

ca. 1835 Unidentified watercolor on ivory 2 3/8 x 1 7/8 in. (6.0 x 4.7 cm) oval Smithsonian American Art Museum Gift of Mrs. Henry L. Milmore 1950.4.25 Not currently on view


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Born in 1811, George Partridge Richardson Jr. was a merchant and grocer in Boston. He was the only son of George Partridge and Charity Bush Richardson, who helped to establish the Partridge Academy in Duxbury, Massachusetts. His youth and fine dress suggest the portrait may have been painted on the occasion of his marriage, and the pin on his shirt may be a miniature of his fiancée, Eliza Green.

Keywords

Portrait male - Richardson, George Partridge - bust

painting - miniature

paint - watercolor

ivory