Don Jose Gutierrez del Arroyo y Delgado

  • Unidentified (Puerto Rican), Don Jose Gutierrez del Arroyo y Delgado, before 1852, watercolor on ivory, Smithsonian American Art Museum, Teodoro Vidal Collection, 1997.79.1

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Painted flowers frame this portrait of Don José Gutiérrez del Arroyo y Delgado. Born in 1757, Don José became the dean of the San Juan Cathedral and Knight Commander of the American Royal Order of Queen Isabella I of Spain. A blue and green curtain pulled to one side reveals the distinguished gentleman seated in an expensive chair. Don José's robe, skull cap, and jewels describe his position, while the books testify to his learning and personal wealth.

Title
Don Jose Gutierrez del Arroyo y Delgado
Artist
Date
before 1852
On View
Not on view.
Dimensions
3 1/2 x 2 7/8 in. (8.9 x 7.3 cm)
Credit Line

Smithsonian American Art Museum

Teodoro Vidal Collection

Mediums
Mediums Description
watercolor on ivory
Classifications
Keywords
  • Ethnic – Hispanic
  • Dress – accessory – jewelry
  • Portrait male – Arroyo y Delgado, Jose Guitierrez del, Don – elderly
  • Portrait male – Arroyo y Delgado, Jose Guitierrez del, Don – waist length
  • Object – written matter – book
Object Number
1997.79.1
Palette
Linked Open Data
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