Lawrence Reid Yates

  • 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

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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].

Title
Lawrence Reid Yates
Artists
Date
ca. 1794
On View
Not on view.
Dimensions
sight 3 x 2 3/8 in. (7.5 x 6.0 cm) oval
Credit Line

Smithsonian American Art Museum

Museum purchase through the Catherine Walden Myer Fund

Mediums
Mediums Description
watercolor on ivory
Classifications
Keywords
  • Portrait male – Yates, Lawrence Reid – bust
Object Number
1956.1.3
Palette
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