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Retrato de caballero

ca. 1805-1809 José Campeche y Jordán Born: San Juan, Puerto Rico 1751 Died: San Juan, Puerto Rico 1809 oil on wood 8 3/4 x 6 1/4 in. (22.3 x 15.9 cm.) Smithsonian American Art Museum Teodoro Vidal Collection 1996.91.3 Not currently on view


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José Campeche's paintings usually have a highly finished, almost glassy surface, but this portrait retains the visible brushstrokes used to model the sitters features. Despite his African ancestry, Campeche did not often paint African subjects. Most of his sitters, including this horseman, were fair-skinned Europeans. (Andrew Connors, José Campeche's San Juan Nepomuceno, American Art, Summer 1997)

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Portrait male - unidentified - waist length

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paint - oil

wood

About José Campeche y Jordán

Born: San Juan, Puerto Rico 1751 Died: San Juan, Puerto Rico 1809

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