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Portrait of a Gentleman

1800 James Peale Born: Chestertown, Maryland 1749 Died: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 1831 watercolor on ivory sight 2 3/4 x 2 1/4 in. (7.0 x 5.7 cm) oval Smithsonian American Art Museum Bequest of Mary Elizabeth Spencer 1999.27.37 Not currently on view


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Although we do not know who this man was, his elegantly knotted tie and the miniature he wears at his throat suggest he was a man of some means, perhaps a successful merchant like Howes Goldsborough, also painted by James Peale around this time [see 1948.5.1].

Keywords

Portrait male - unidentified - bust

painting - miniature

paint - watercolor

ivory