Don Jose Gutierrez del Arroyo y Delgado

Media - 1997.79.1 - SAAM-1997.79.1_1 - 12821
Copied Unidentified (Puerto Rican), Don Jose Gutierrez del Arroyo y Delgado, before 1852, watercolor on ivory, 3 122 78 in. (8.97.3 cm), Smithsonian American Art Museum, Teodoro Vidal Collection, 1997.79.1
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Artwork Details

Title
Don Jose Gutierrez del Arroyo y Delgado
Artist
Unidentified (Puerto Rican)
Date
before 1852
Location
Not on view
Dimensions
3 122 78 in. (8.97.3 cm)
Credit Line
Teodoro Vidal Collection
Mediums
Mediums Description
watercolor on ivory
Classifications
Keywords
  • Dress — accessory — jewelry
  • Portrait male — Arroyo y Delgado, Jose Guitierrez del, Don — elderly
  • Object — written matter — book
  • Hispanic
  • Portrait male — Arroyo y Delgado, Jose Guitierrez del, Don — waist length
Object Number
1997.79.1

Artwork Description

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.