Jonathan Jones Wheeler

  • Raphaelle Peale, Jonathan Jones Wheeler, 1812, watercolor on ivory, Smithsonian American Art Museum, Museum purchase, 1981.35

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Jonathan Jones Wheeler (1792-1846) was born in Philadelphia, the son of Samuel Wheeler and Elizabeth Jones. His miniature portrait shows a young man brimming with confidence. The frame, which has an inner band resembling a traditional locket, allows the painting to be hung on a wall rather than worn on the body, evidence of the changing role of miniatures in American society during the early nineteenth century.

Title
Jonathan Jones Wheeler
Artist
Date
1812
Location
Not on view
Dimensions
sight 2 1/4 x 1 3/4 in. (5.8 x 4.5 cm) oval
Credit Line

Smithsonian American Art Museum

Museum purchase

Mediums
Mediums Description
watercolor on ivory
Classifications
Keywords
  • Portrait male – Wheeler, Jonathan J. – bust
Object Number
1981.35
Palette
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