Portrait of a Gentleman

  • James Peale, Portrait of a Gentleman, 1800, watercolor on ivory, Smithsonian American Art Museum, Bequest of Mary Elizabeth Spencer, 1999.27.37

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Although we do not know who this man was, his elegantly knotted tie and the miniature he wears at his throat suggest he was a man of some means, perhaps a successful merchant like Howes Goldsborough, also painted by James Peale around this time [see 1948.5.1].

Title
Portrait of a Gentleman
Artist
Date
1800
Location
Not on view
Dimensions
sight 2 3/4 x 2 1/4 in. (7.0 x 5.7 cm) oval
Credit Line

Smithsonian American Art Museum

Bequest of Mary Elizabeth Spencer

Mediums
Mediums Description
watercolor on ivory
Classifications
Keywords
  • Portrait male – unidentified – bust
Object Number
1999.27.37
Palette
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