Peregrine F. Cooper, Matthew Maury, ca. 1840, watercolor, Smithsonian American Art Museum, Gift of Mrs. Henry L. Milmore, 1950.4.26
Long thought to be a portrait of oceanographer Matthew Fontaine Maury (1806-1873), this miniature appears to be an image of his cousin, also named Matthew Maury. According to correspondence from the family, this Matthew Maury (1800-1875) was the son of James Maury, affectionately known as “The Old Consul” for his role as the first American consul to Liverpool, England.
- ca. 1840
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- Not on view.
sight 2 7/8 x 2 3/8 in. (7.3 x 6.0 cm) rectangle
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Smithsonian American Art Museum
Gift of Mrs. Henry L. Milmore
- Portrait male – Maury, Matthew Fontaine – bust
- Occupation – military – Navy
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