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
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.
Member of the Mayfield Family
- ca. 1805
- On View
- Not on view.
2 7/8 x 2 1/4 in. (7.3 x 5.8 cm.)
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Smithsonian American Art Museum
Museum purchase through the Catherine Walden Myer Fund
- Mediums Description
- watercolor on ivory
- Portrait male – Mayfield, – bust
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