Portrait of a Gentleman

  • Nathaniel Rogers, Portrait of a Gentleman, ca. 1825, watercolor on ivory, Smithsonian American Art Museum, Museum purchase through the Catherine Walden Myer Fund, 1953.10.1

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This miniature is typical of Rogers’s early work, employing the oval format he would later abandon in favor of rectangular works destined for display in small hinged cases or frames. The sitter is shown in the costume of a nineteenth-century “dandy,” with a high, pointed collar and elegant velvet lapels.

Title
Portrait of a Gentleman
Artist
Date
ca. 1825
On View
Not on view.
Dimensions
sight 3 1/4 x 2 5/8 in. (8.2 x 6.7 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
1953.10.1
Palette
Linked Open Data
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