Portrait of a Gentleman

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The unidentified gentleman’s neatly tied cravat contrasts with his disheveled hairstyle, both of which were common to early-nineteenth-century fashions. In this framed miniature the sitter’s upward glance, possibly to heaven, suggests it was commissioned to mourn the recent loss of a loved one.

Title
Portrait of a Gentleman
Artist
Date
ca. 1810
Location
Not on view
Dimensions
1 3/4 in. (4.5 cm) diam.
Credit Line

Smithsonian American Art Museum

Teodoro Vidal Collection

Mediums
Mediums Description
watercolor on ivory
Classifications
Keywords
  • Portrait male – unidentified – bust
Object Number
1996.91.27
Palette
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