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Portrait of a Gentleman

ca. 1825 Attributed to George Dame Born: New York watercolor on ivory sight 1 5/8 x 1 3/8 in. (4.1 x 3.5 cm) oval Smithsonian American Art Museum Gift of Mrs. Henry L. Milmore 1950.4.51 Not currently on view


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The inscription “G.D.” is the only clue to the identity of the artist who painted this miniature. The muted browns and blacks of the painting emphasize the sitter’s large, dark eyes and smooth complexion.

Keywords

Portrait male - unidentified - bust

painting - miniature

paint - watercolor

ivory