John Beale Bordley

  • Joseph Robinson, John Beale Bordley, 1821, watercolor on ivory, Smithsonian American Art Museum, Bequest of Mary Elizabeth Spencer, 1999.27.42

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This is thought to be a miniature of one of Charles Willson Peale’s earliest and most loyal patrons, the Maryland agriculturist John Beale Bordley (1727-1804). The date of the miniature, however, seventeen years after Bordley’s death, makes the identification unlikely. Although the man’s features bear a passing resemblance to Bordley, further research needs to be done.

Title
John Beale Bordley
Artist
Date
1821
On View
Not on view.
Dimensions
image (oval): 2 7/8 x 2 1/4 in. (7.3 x 5.9 cm)
Credit Line

Smithsonian American Art Museum

Bequest of Mary Elizabeth Spencer

Mediums
Mediums Description
watercolor on ivory
Classifications
Keywords
  • Portrait male – Bordley, John Beale – bust
  • Portrait male – Bordley, John Beale – profile
Object Number
1999.27.42
Palette
Linked Open Data
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