James Morris

  • Henry Colton Shumway, James Morris, ca. 1845, watercolor, Smithsonian American Art Museum, Museum purchase through the Catherine Walden Myer Fund, 1963.9.6

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Henry Colton Shumway painted these portraits of Mr. and Mrs. James Morris around 1845. There are several men by the name of James Morris living in New York at this time, so without further information it is difficult to establish the identity of these sitters. Mr. and Mrs. Morris are shown seated on red chairs in identical poses, their bodies held stiffly at an angle while their eyes look back over one shoulder. The gentleman’s surly expression befits his somber outfit, while the lady’s clothing and expression are much softer.

Title
James Morris
Artists
Date
ca. 1845
On View
Not on view.
Dimensions
sight 4 5/8 x 3 1/2 in. (11.7 x 8.9 cm) rectangle
Credit Line

Smithsonian American Art Museum

Museum purchase through the Catherine Walden Myer Fund

Mediums
Classifications
Keywords
  • Portrait male – Morris, James – waist length
Object Number
1963.9.6
Palette
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