James Peale, Josiah Hewes Anthony, 1790, watercolor on ivory, Smithsonian American Art Museum, Gift of Mr. and Mrs. Ruel P. Tolman, 1952.12.2
Josiah Hewes Anthony (born about 1769) was the son of the Philadelphia merchant Captain Joseph Anthony, and named for Captain Anthony’s business partner, Josiah Hewes. Josiah’s brother, Joseph Anthony Jr., was a silversmith. Josiah was in his early twenties when this miniature was painted, and later became a wealthy merchant who owned a wharf in Philadelphia. This museum also owns a miniature of Captain Anthony, painted by Walter Robertson [see 1952.12.1].
Josiah Hewes Anthony
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1 3/4 x 1 1/2 in. (4.6 x 3.7 cm) oval
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Smithsonian American Art Museum
Gift of Mr. and Mrs. Ruel P. Tolman
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- watercolor on ivory
- Portrait male – Anthony, Josiah Hewes – bust
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