Raphaelle Peale, Jonathan Jones Wheeler, 1812, watercolor, Smithsonian American Art Museum, Museum purchase, 1981.35
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.
Jonathan Jones Wheeler
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sight 2 1/4 x 1 3/4 in. (5.8 x 4.5 cm) oval
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- Portrait male – Wheeler, Jonathan J. – bust
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