John Cleves Short

  • Benjamin Trott, John Cleves Short, 19th century, watercolor on ivory, Smithsonian American Art Museum, Bequest of Mary Elizabeth Spencer, 1999.27.48

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John Cleves Short, who built a career as a lawyer and judge in Ohio, was married in 1814 to Elizabeth Bassett Harrison, daughter of the ninth president of the United States, William Henry Harrison. In this miniature, Short’s hair is brushed forward in a fashion of the time that was brought to America from England. The reverse of this piece contains a ring of hair.

Title
John Cleves Short
Artist
Date
19th century
On View
Not on view.
Dimensions
image (oval): 2 9/16 x 2 1/8 in. (6.6 x 5.4 cm)
Credit Line

Smithsonian American Art Museum

Bequest of Mary Elizabeth Spencer

Mediums
Mediums Description
watercolor on ivory
Classifications
Keywords
  • Portrait male – Short, John Cleves – bust
Object Number
1999.27.48
Palette
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