John Tower

  • James Peale, John Tower, 1806, watercolor on ivory, Smithsonian American Art Museum, Bequest of Mary Elizabeth Spencer, 1999.27.35

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The only clues to this man’s identity are the interlocking initials “JT” on the back of the locket, and the miniature’s descent in a branch of John Tower’s family. It is presumed that this man was John Tower, who was married to Elizabeth Cruger, granddaughter of John Cruger, who was mayor of New York from 1739 to 1744.

Title
John Tower
Artist
Date
1806
Location
Not on view
Dimensions
sight 2 5/8 x 2 1/8 in. (6.7 x 5.3 cm) oval
Credit Line

Smithsonian American Art Museum

Bequest of Mary Elizabeth Spencer

Mediums
Mediums Description
watercolor on ivory
Classifications
Keywords
  • Portrait male – Tower, John – bust
Object Number
1999.27.35
Palette
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