Mrs. Richard Yates

  • Unidentified, Mrs. Richard Yates, ca. 1790, watercolor, Smithsonian American Art Museum, Museum purchase through the Catherine Walden Myer Fund, 1956.1.2

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Catherine Brass Yates was the wife of Richard Yates, a senior partner with the New York law firm Yates & Pollock. In this miniature, Mrs. Yates wears a dress and fichu (a scarf worn to fill in a neckline), and her hair is mostly hidden beneath a large bonnet. The painter focused on the sitter’s eyes, which are downcast to suggest a moment of reflection.

Title
Mrs. Richard Yates
Artists
Date
ca. 1790
On View
Not on view.
Dimensions
sight 1 7/8 x 1 1/2 in. (4.7 x 3.8 cm) oval
Credit Line

Smithsonian American Art Museum

Museum purchase through the Catherine Walden Myer Fund

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Classifications
Keywords
  • Portrait female – Yates, Richard, Mrs. – bust
  • Portrait female – Brass, Catherine – bust
Object Number
1956.1.2
Palette
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