Brother-in-law of Mrs. Alexander Rose

  • Archibald Robertson, Brother-in-law of Mrs. Alexander Rose, ca. 1795, watercolor on ivory, Smithsonian American Art Museum, Museum purchase through the Catherine Walden Myer Fund, 1933.7.2

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Alexander Rose and his wife, the former Margaret Smith, both had their portraits painted in miniature by Pierre Henri, and both are in this collection [see 1946.11.6 and 1933.7.1]. Mrs. Rose’s father was a prominent New York Loyalist, Judge William Smith, and Margaret was his thirteenth child. This sitter may be the husband of one of Margaret’s sisters. The miniature was meant to be worn as part of a bracelet, and the pierced edges of the mount were used to attach the wristband much like today’s wristwatch.

Title
Brother-in-law of Mrs. Alexander Rose
Artist
Date
ca. 1795
On View
Not on view.
Dimensions
sight 1 5/8 x 1 1/8 in. (4.0 x 3.0 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, Alex., Mrs., Brother-in-Law of – bust
Object Number
1933.7.2
Palette
Linked Open Data
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