Member of the Mayfield Family

  • George Place, Member of the Mayfield Family, ca. 1805, watercolor on ivory, Smithsonian American Art Museum, Museum purchase through the Catherine Walden Myer Fund, 1953.7.4

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Until we learn more about George Place’s life and career, it is impossible to know if the artist painted this member of the Mayfield family in the United Kingdom, the United States, or in India. The gentleman’s features appear lifelike, but his disproportionally large head and wide eyes create an unnatural composition.

Title
Member of the Mayfield Family
Artist
Date
ca. 1805
On View
Not on view.
Dimensions
2 7/8 x 2 1/4 in. (7.3 x 5.8 cm.)
Credit Line

Smithsonian American Art Museum

Museum purchase through the Catherine Walden Myer Fund

Mediums
Mediums Description
watercolor on ivory
Classifications
Keywords
  • Portrait male – Mayfield, – bust
Object Number
1953.7.4
Palette
Linked Open Data
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