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Mr. Bennett, of Revere Street, Boston

ca. 1820 Henry Williams Born: Boston, Massachusetts 1787 Died: Boston, Massachusetts 1830 watercolor on ivory 3 x 2 1/2 in. (7.6 x 6.3 cm) oval Smithsonian American Art Museum Museum purchase through the Catherine Walden Myer Fund 1944.7.1 Not currently on view


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Nothing is known about this young gentleman, other than his last name and address. Henry Williams had trouble rendering the ears of his sitters, and this is obvious in the awkward size, shape, and placement of Mr. Bennett’s ears. The rest of the portrait, however, appears lifelike, and the artist has taken special care in showing the sparkle in the sitter’s large gray eyes.

Keywords

History - United States - Massachusetts

Portrait male - Bennett, Mr. - bust

painting - miniature

paint - watercolor

ivory

About Henry Williams

Born: Boston, Massachusetts 1787 Died: Boston, Massachusetts 1830

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