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Don Jose Gutierrez del Arroyo y Delgado

before 1852 Unidentified (Puerto Rican) watercolor on ivory 3 1/2 x 2 7/8 in. (8.9 x 7.3 cm) Smithsonian American Art Museum Teodoro Vidal Collection 1997.79.1 Not currently on view


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Painted flowers frame this portrait of Don José Gutiérrez del Arroyo y Delgado. Born in 1757, Don José became the dean of the San Juan Cathedral and Knight Commander of the American Royal Order of Queen Isabella I of Spain. A blue and green curtain pulled to one side reveals the distinguished gentleman seated in an expensive chair. Don José's robe, skull cap, and jewels describe his position, while the books testify to his learning and personal wealth.

Keywords

Dress - accessory - jewelry

Ethnic - Hispanic

Object - written matter - book

Portrait male - Arroyo y Delgado, Jose Guitierrez del, Don - elderly

Portrait male - Arroyo y Delgado, Jose Guitierrez del, Don - waist length

painting - miniature

paint - watercolor

ivory