Caballero con lentes de la familia Canals

  • Unidentified (Puerto Rican), Caballero con lentes de la familia Canals, ca. 1840-1855, watercolor on ivory, Smithsonian American Art Museum, Teodoro Vidal Collection, 1996.91.21

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The gentleman in this miniature wears deep-blue lenses, suggesting that he was either light sensitive or entirely blind. The skill with which the portrait was painted suggests the artist trained in Europe, then traveled to paint in the Caribbean communities.

Title
Caballero con lentes de la familia Canals
Artist
Date
ca. 1840-1855
Location
Not on view
Dimensions
2 7/8 x 2 1/4 in. (7.3 x 5.8 cm)
Credit Line

Smithsonian American Art Museum

Teodoro Vidal Collection

Mediums
Mediums Description
watercolor on ivory
Classifications
Keywords
  • Portrait male – unidentified – waist length
Object Number
1996.91.21
Palette
Linked Open Data
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