Clerigo desconocido (Unknown Cleric)

  • Ramon Atiles-Perez, Clerigo desconocido (Unknown Cleric), 1843, watercolor, Smithsonian American Art Museum, Teodoro Vidal Collection, 1997.79.3

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According to the inscription on this miniature, this cleric was painted when he was forty-two years old. The gold key and medal around his neck may hold clues to his identity. The medal is the Cruz de Caballero de la Orden Americana de Isabel la Catolica (Cross of a Knight of the American Order of Isabel the Catholic), awarded for distinguished service to the Spanish Crown.

Title
Clerigo desconocido (Unknown Cleric)
Artists
Date
1843
On View
Not on view.
Dimensions
3 5/8 x 2 7/8 in. (9.2 x 7.3 cm)
Credit Line

Smithsonian American Art Museum

Teodoro Vidal Collection

Mediums
Classifications
Keywords
  • Ethnic – Hispanic
  • Dress – accessory – jewelry
  • Occupation – religion – clergy
  • Object – other – key
  • Object – furniture – chair
  • Object – written matter – book
  • Portrait male – unidentified – waist length
Object Number
1997.79.3
Palette
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