Mr. Bennett, of Revere Street, Boston

  • Henry Williams, Mr. Bennett, of Revere Street, Boston, ca. 1820, watercolor on ivory, Smithsonian American Art Museum, Museum purchase through the Catherine Walden Myer Fund, 1944.7.1

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Nothing is known about this young gentleman, other than his last name and address. Henry Williams had trouble rendering the ears of his sitters, and this is obvious in the awkward size, shape, and placement of Mr. Bennett’s ears. The rest of the portrait, however, appears lifelike, and the artist has taken special care in showing the sparkle in the sitter’s large gray eyes.

Title
Mr. Bennett, of Revere Street, Boston
Artist
Date
ca. 1820
On View
Not on view.
Dimensions
3 x 2 1/2 in. (7.6 x 6.3 cm) oval
Credit Line

Smithsonian American Art Museum

Museum purchase through the Catherine Walden Myer Fund

Mediums
Mediums Description
watercolor on ivory
Classifications
Keywords
  • Portrait male – Bennett, Mr. – bust
  • History – United States – Massachusetts
Object Number
1944.7.1
Palette
Linked Open Data
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