Mr. Rutherford

This miniature is attributed to Henry Inman, but we do not know anything about the sitter, Mr. Rutherford. His gathered sleeves may have been padded to add extra volume, as was the fashion during the 1820s. In Henry Luttrell’s poem Advice to Julia, these buckram-wadded shoulders” astonished all beholders.”

Title
Mr. Rutherford
Artist
Attributed to Henry Inman
Date
ca. 1820
Location
Not on view
Dimensions
sight 3 x 2 12 in. (7.66.3 cm) oval
Credit Line

Smithsonian American Art Museum

Bequest of Mary Elizabeth Spencer

Mediums
Mediums Description
watercolor on ivory
Classifications
Keywords
  • Portrait male – Rutherford, Mr. – bust
Object Number
1999.27.21
Palette
Linked Open Data
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