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Caballero de la familia Goyena (Gentleman of the Goyena Family)

ca. 1835-1843 Joaquin Jose Goyena y O'Daly Born: 1813 Died: 1843 watercolor on ivory 2 7/8 x 2 3/8 in. (7.3 x 6.1 cm) oval Smithsonian American Art Museum Teodoro Vidal Collection 1996.91.13 Not currently on view


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This dashing young man wears a fashionable pin in his shirt, and is seated on a fancy chair with a painted or inlaid design. The piece is inscribed "J J Goyena Pinx"---"pinx," short for pinxit, means "painted" in Latin, and is often found on older European paintings.

Keywords

Portrait male - Goyena - waist length

painting - miniature

paint - watercolor

ivory