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Portrait of a Gentleman

1846 Peregrine F. Cooper watercolor on ivory sight 2 3/8 x 2 in. (6.0 x 5.0 cm) rectangle Smithsonian American Art Museum Museum purchase through the Catherine Walden Myer Fund 1962.5.1 Not currently on view

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On the back of this miniature is inscribed: “P.F. Cooper Artist, No. 140 Chestnut St., Philadelphia, May 4th 1846.” This was probably the artist’s address at the time of the painting. Nothing is yet known about the distinguished gentleman in the portrait.


Portrait male - unidentified - bust

painting - miniature

paint - watercolor