James Barnett Dodson

  • Emanuel Gottlieb Leutze, James Barnett Dodson, 1837, watercolor on ivory, Smithsonian American Art Museum, Museum purchase, 1982.98.2

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James Barnett Dodson was born in Virginia, and married Henrietta Waugh four years after this miniature was painted. On the original backing paper for his miniature, the artist made a test drawing of Dodson, probably before committing his pencil to the more unforgiving ivory surface.

Title
James Barnett Dodson
Artist
Date
1837
On View
Not on view.
Dimensions
sight 3 1/8 x 2 5/8 in. (7.9 x 6.7 cm) oval
Credit Line

Smithsonian American Art Museum

Museum purchase

Mediums
Mediums Description
watercolor on ivory
Classifications
Keywords
  • Portrait male – Dodson, James Barnett – bust
Object Number
1982.98.2
Palette
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