Matthew Maury

  • Peregrine F. Cooper, Matthew Maury, ca. 1840, watercolor, Smithsonian American Art Museum, Gift of Mrs. Henry L. Milmore, 1950.4.26

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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.

Title
Matthew Maury
Artists
Date
ca. 1840
On View
Not on view.
Dimensions
sight 2 7/8 x 2 3/8 in. (7.3 x 6.0 cm) rectangle
Credit Line

Smithsonian American Art Museum

Gift of Mrs. Henry L. Milmore

Mediums
Classifications
Keywords
  • Portrait male – Maury, Matthew Fontaine – bust
  • Occupation – military – Navy
Object Number
1950.4.26
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