Portrait of a Gentleman

This portrait of a gruff-looking gentleman was originally attributed to Edward Savage, but research indicates it is by Henry Benbridge. The sitter’s wary expression and pugnacious jaw suggest a personality only slightly tamed by elegant clothing.

Title
Portrait of a Gentleman
Artist
Date
ca. 1795
Location
Not on view
Dimensions
image (oval): 1 341 38 in. (4.43.5 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
1999.27.45
Palette
Linked Open Data
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