Jonathan Jones Wheeler

  • Raphaelle Peale, Jonathan Jones Wheeler, 1812, watercolor, 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
Artists
Date
1812
On View
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
Classifications
Keywords
  • Portrait male – Wheeler, Jonathan J. – bust
Object Number
1981.35
Palette
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