Gilbert Stuart, Walter Robertson, Lawrence Reid Yates, ca. 1794, watercolor on ivory, Smithsonian American Art Museum, Museum purchase through the Catherine Walden Myer Fund, 1956.1.3
Lawrence Reid Yates (died 1796) was a New York merchant who had his portrait painted by Gilbert Stuart. Walter Robertson, who came to the United States at Stuart’s urging, often copied in miniature his mentor’s paintings, and this image of Yates is such a copy. The full-scale portrait hangs in the National Gallery of Art in Washington, and was painted in 1793 or 1794. A miniature of Richard Yates’s wife, by an unknown artist, is also in this collection [see 1956.1.2].
Lawrence Reid Yates
- ca. 1794
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- Not on view.
sight 3 x 2 3/8 in. (7.5 x 6.0 cm) oval
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Smithsonian American Art Museum
Museum purchase through the Catherine Walden Myer Fund
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- watercolor on ivory
- Portrait male – Yates, Lawrence Reid – bust
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