Member of the Yates Family

  • Unidentified, Member of the Yates Family, ca. 1780, watercolor, Smithsonian American Art Museum, Museum purchase through the Catherine Walden Myer Fund, 1956.1.1

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Mr. Yates’s hair, with its two curls above each ear, reflects the style of the late eighteenth century when men made the transition from wigs to their own, often powdered, hair. The sitter’s elongated nose, thin lips, sad eyes, and weak jawline give him a feeble appearance, and he may have chosen to wear a vibrantly colored coat in his portrait to compensate for these timid features.

Title
Member of the Yates Family
Artists
Date
ca. 1780
On View
Not on view.
Dimensions
sight 1 5/8 x 1 3/8 in. (4.1 x 3.5 cm) oval
Credit Line

Smithsonian American Art Museum

Museum purchase through the Catherine Walden Myer Fund

Mediums
Classifications
Keywords
  • Portrait male – Yates – bust
Object Number
1956.1.1
Palette
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