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Portrait of a Gentleman

n.d. Unidentified watercolor on ivory 3 3/8 x 2 3/8 x 3/8 in. (8.7 x 6.1 x 1.0 cm) Smithsonian American Art Museum Bequest of Florence S. Berryman 1992.87.3 Not currently on view


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The profile view of this young gentleman highlights his good posture, hairstyle, and sophisticated clothing. The artist used warm, golden colors to paint this portrait, which together with the sitter’s bright yellow collar, suggests a cheerful personality.

Keywords

Portrait male - unidentified - bust

painting - miniature

paint - watercolor

ivory