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
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.
Portrait of a Gentleman
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- Not on view.
sight 2 1/8 x 1 5/8 in. (5.4 x 4.0 cm) oval
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Smithsonian American Art Museum
Museum purchase through the Catherine Walden Myer Fund
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- watercolor on ivory
- Portrait male – unidentified – bust
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