Portrait of a Gentleman

  • P. E. Stroëhling, Portrait of a Gentleman, ca. 1800, watercolor on ivory, Smithsonian American Art Museum, Museum purchase through the Catherine Walden Myer Fund, 1946.9.3

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This striking young gentleman is shown against a background of stormy clouds, which emphasize his dark features and serious expression. The dramatic background, ruffled hair, and moody expression evoke the romantic ideal made popular by the English poet Lord Byron.

Title
Portrait of a Gentleman
Artist
Date
ca. 1800
Location
Not on view
Dimensions
sight 3 1/4 x 2 1/2 in. (8.3 x 6.4 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
1946.9.3
Palette
Linked Open Data
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