George Washington Rodgers

  • Unidentified, George Washington Rodgers, ca. 1825, watercolor on ivory, Smithsonian American Art Museum, Gift of Mrs. Henry L. Milmore, 1950.4.32

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This miniature shows the naval officer George Washington Rodgers and was probably painted to commemorate his promotion to captain in 1825. While serving in Buenos Aires in 1832, he fell mortally ill with a “visceral inflammation” and was buried there. His body was later exhumed and reburied alongside that of his wife, Ann Perry, in New London, Connecticut. In this miniature, Rodgers’s stiff stock, high collar, and elaborately tied cravat suggest he is dressed for a formal military event. The portrait of Ann is also in this collection.

Title
George Washington Rodgers
Artist
Date
ca. 1825
On View
Not on view.
Dimensions
2 3/4 x 2 1/4 in. (7.1 x 5.8 cm) oval
Credit Line

Smithsonian American Art Museum

Gift of Mrs. Henry L. Milmore

Mediums
Mediums Description
watercolor on ivory
Classifications
Keywords
  • Portrait male – Rodgers, George Washington – bust
Object Number
1950.4.32
Palette
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