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James Monroe

ca. 1818 Joseph Castel Born: Nice, France 1798 Died: Rome, Italy 1856 Copy after John Vanderlyn Born: Kingston, New York 1775 Died: Kingston, New York 1852 watercolor on ivory image (oval): 3 1/4 x 2 5/8 in. (8.1 x 6.6 cm) Smithsonian American Art Museum Bequest of Mary Elizabeth Spencer 1999.27.4 Not currently on view


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James Monroe (1758-1831) served as the fifth president of the United States, from 1817 to 1825. This image is based on an engraving made in 1818 of a portrait of Monroe painted by fellow American artist John Vanderlyn.

Keywords

Occupation - political - president

Portrait male - Monroe, James - bust

painting - miniature

paint - watercolor

ivory