Dr. William Beekman

  • Alexander Robertson, Dr. William Beekman, ca. 1795, watercolor on ivory, Smithsonian American Art Museum, Museum purchase through the Catherine Walden Myer Fund, 1942.11.8

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There were numerous William Beekmans living in New York and New England during the late eighteenth century, but few who obtained medical degrees. The subject of this portrait may have been the Beekman who served as a doctor and is on record as having witnessed at least one patient’s will on Long Island during the 1750s.

Title
Dr. William Beekman
Artist
Date
ca. 1795
On View
Not on view.
Dimensions
sight 2 7/8 x 2 3/8 in. (7.3 x 5.9 cm) oval
Credit Line

Smithsonian American Art Museum

Museum purchase through the Catherine Walden Myer Fund

Mediums
Mediums Description
watercolor on ivory
Classifications
Keywords
  • Portrait male – Beekman, William – bust
  • Occupation – medicine – doctor
Object Number
1942.11.8
Palette
Linked Open Data
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