Samuel Love, Jr.
1800 Robert Field Born: Gloucestershire, England Died: Kingston, Jamaica 1819 watercolor on ivory sight 2 7/8 x 2 3/8 in. (7.3 x 5.9 cm) oval Smithsonian American Art Museum Bequest of Richard Graham Davenport 1942.10.4 Not currently on view
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This miniature of Samuel Love Jr. (1755?-1800), a member of the landed gentry in Virginia, was bequeathed to the Museum by the sitter’s great-great-grandson. Love was born in Charles County, Maryland, and grew up at Salisbury Plantation in Loudoun County, Virginia. His likeness was painted in the artist’s Washington, D.C., studio in 1800, the year of Love’s death.
Portrait male - Love, Samuel, Jr. - bust
painting - miniature
paint - watercolor