Charles William McGinnes

Media - 1945.12.3 - SAAM-1945.12.3_1 - 1062
Copied Carl Weinedel, Charles William McGinnes, 1833, watercolor on ivory, Smithsonian American Art Museum, Museum purchase through the Catherine Walden Myer Fund, 1945.12.3
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Artwork Details

Title
Charles William McGinnes
Date
1833
Location
Not on view
Dimensions
1 381 18 in. (3.52.9 cm) oval
Credit Line
Museum purchase through the Catherine Walden Myer Fund
Mediums
Mediums Description
watercolor on ivory
Classifications
Keywords
  • Portrait male — McGinnes — bust
Object Number
1945.12.3

Artwork Description

Beyond his name, we know nothing about Charles William McGinnes. According to an inscription on the back of this miniature, it was painted in Richmond in 1833. The engraving also includes the date March 18th 1823, which may commemorate the date of a wedding or other significant occasion.