Alexander Rose

  • Pierre Henri, Alexander Rose, ca. 1788, watercolor on ivory, Smithsonian American Art Museum, Museum purchase through the Catherine Walden Myer Fund, 1946.11.6

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Born in Scotland, Alexander Rose (about 1733-?) immigrated with his family to the colonies before the Revolutionary War. He became a merchant and shipowner in Charleston, and an ardent patriot. The Roses have owned Kilravok (pronounced “Kilrock”) Castle, near Inverness, since it was built more than 750 years ago, and are distantly related to the Windsors of England.

Title
Alexander Rose
Artist
Date
ca. 1788
On View
Not on view.
Dimensions
sight 1 5/8 x 1 1/4 in. (4.1 x 3.2 cm) oval
Credit Line

Smithsonian American Art Museum

Museum purchase through the Catherine Walden Myer Fund

Mediums
Mediums Description
watercolor on ivory
Classifications
Keywords
  • Portrait male – Rose, Alexander – bust
Object Number
1946.11.6
Palette
Linked Open Data
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