Portrait of a Gentleman

This man’s elegantly knotted tie clearly shows Raphaelle Peale’s deft brushwork. Although we do not know who the sitter was, he was a man of means” who could afford fine clothes and the services of one of America’s leading miniaturists.

Title
Portrait of a Gentleman
Artist
Date
ca. 1805
Location
Not on view
Dimensions
sight 2 121 78 in. (6.24.7 cm) oval
Credit Line

Smithsonian American Art Museum

Museum purchase

Mediums
Mediums Description
watercolor on ivory
Classifications
Keywords
  • Portrait male – unidentified – bust
Object Number
1950.4.6
Palette
Linked Open Data
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