Portrait of a Gentleman

  • George W. Newcombe, Portrait of a Gentleman, 1838, watercolor on ivory, Smithsonian American Art Museum, Museum purchase through the Catherine Walden Myer Fund, 1957.3.1

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According to an inscription on the back of this miniature, this work was painted while George Newcombe was living on Broadway, in New York City. The gentleman wears a fashionably high-collared coat and black cravat that contrast with his hair and skin coloring. The tilt of his body heightens the man’s lively gaze and quiet smile.

Title
Portrait of a Gentleman
Artist
Date
1838
On View
Not on view.
Dimensions
sight 2 1/8 x 1 5/8 in. (5.4 x 4.0 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 – unidentified – bust
Object Number
1957.3.1
Palette
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