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Caballero con lentes de la familia Canals

ca. 1840-1855 Unidentified (Puerto Rican) watercolor on ivory 2 7/8 x 2 1/4 in. (7.3 x 5.8 cm) Smithsonian American Art Museum Teodoro Vidal Collection 1996.91.21 Not currently on view

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The gentleman in this miniature wears deep-blue lenses, suggesting that he was either light sensitive or entirely blind. The skill with which the portrait was painted suggests the artist trained in Europe, then traveled to paint in the Caribbean communities.


Portrait male - unidentified - waist length

painting - miniature

paint - watercolor