Charles Frederick Vogel

  • Unidentified, Charles Frederick Vogel, ca. 1835, watercolor, Smithsonian American Art Museum, Museum purchase through the Catherine Walden Myer Fund, 1938.3.1

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The man depicted in this miniature may be a Charles Frederick Vogel who was christened in New York in December 1811. The vivid blue coat and lighter blue background emphasize the color of the sitter’s eyes. The rosy color in Vogel’s cheeks and the soft browns in the background draw attention to the elegant and expensive stickpin directly below his black cravat. The ornamental pin may have been a gift from the woman who wore this miniature.

Title
Charles Frederick Vogel
Artists
Date
ca. 1835
On View
Not on view.
Dimensions
sight 2 1/8 x 1 3/4 in. (5.4 x 4.4 cm) oval
Credit Line

Smithsonian American Art Museum

Museum purchase through the Catherine Walden Myer Fund

Mediums
Classifications
Keywords
  • Portrait male – Vogel, Charles Frederick – bust
Object Number
1938.3.1
Palette
Linked Open Data
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