Portrait of a Gentleman

  • Raphaelle Peale, Portrait of a Gentleman, ca. 1805, watercolor on ivory, Smithsonian American Art Museum, Museum purchase, 1950.4.6

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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 1/2 x 1 7/8 in. (6.2 x 4.7 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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