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Clerigo desconocido (Unknown Cleric) by Ramon Atiles-Perez / American Art
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Clerigo desconocido (Unknown Cleric)

1843 Ramon Atiles-Perez Born: Ponce, Puerto Rico 1804 Died: Ponce, Puerto Rico 1875 watercolor on ivory 3 5/8 x 2 7/8 in. (9.2 x 7.3 cm) Smithsonian American Art Museum Teodoro Vidal Collection 1997.79.3 Smithsonian American Art Museum
Luce Foundation Center, 3rd Floor, 16A, Drawer 11



Luce Center Label

According to the inscription on this miniature, this cleric was painted when he was forty-two years old. The gold key and medal around his neck may hold clues to his identity. The medal is the Cruz de Caballero de la Orden Americana de Isabel la Catolica (Cross of a Knight of the American Order of Isabel the Catholic), awarded for distinguished service to the Spanish Crown.

Keywords

Dress - accessory - jewelry

Ethnic - Hispanic

Object - furniture - chair

Object - other - key

Object - written matter - book

Occupation - religion - clergy

Portrait male - unidentified - waist length

painting - miniature

paint - watercolor

ivory

About Ramon Atiles-Perez

Born: Ponce, Puerto Rico 1804 Died: Ponce, Puerto Rico 1875

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