Augustus Fricke

  • Jean Pierre Henri Elouis, Augustus Fricke, ca. 1795, watercolor on ivory, Smithsonian American Art Museum, Museum purchase through the Catherine Walden Myer Fund, 1950.7.10

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Born in Krakow, Poland, in 1763, Augustus Fricke (or Fritsche) lived much of his adult life in Philadelphia. He was a cloth merchant, specializing in imported lace, and served in the Second City Troop in 1808. He applied for a passport in 1810, and lived in Havana until his death the following year from yellow fever.

Title
Augustus Fricke
Artist
Date
ca. 1795
On View
Not on view.
Dimensions
sight 2 3/4 x 3 in. (7.0 x 7.5 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 – Fricke, Augustus – bust
Object Number
1950.7.10
Palette
Linked Open Data
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