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Robert Broome

ca. 1810 Anson Dickinson Born: Milton, Connecticut 1779 Died: Litchfield, Connecticut 1852 watercolor on ivory sight 7/8 x 7/8 in. (2.3 x 2.1 cm) oval Smithsonian American Art Museum Gift of Helen Munroe 1948.2.1 Not currently on view


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Robert Broome was the uncle of Robert Munroe, who in turn was the great-uncle of the donor, Helen Munroe. Helen Munroe was at one time the director of publications at the Smithsonian Institution. This miniature was worn as a stickpin by the well-dressed owner. Stickpins were among the flashiest accessories available to a gentleman of this time, and this one, in particular, would have drawn attention because of the unusual close-up profile of the sitter.

Keywords

Portrait male - Broome, Robert - head

painting - miniature

paint - watercolor

ivory

About Anson Dickinson

Born: Milton, Connecticut 1779 Died: Litchfield, Connecticut 1852

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