Portrait of a Gentleman

Moses B. Russell’s sitter adopts a casual pose, rather than appearing to be bolt upright, as is the case in so many miniature portraits. The young man’s face is equally relaxed, conveying a sense of confidence and ease. The painter subtly emphasized the assertive character of his subject by revealing a boldly striped vest beneath a somber black coat.

Title
Portrait of a Gentleman
Artist
Date
1847
Location
Not on view
Dimensions
image (oval): 2 3161 1316 in. (5.64.7 cm)
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
1999.27.44
Palette
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