Portrait of a Gentleman

  • Henry Benbridge, Portrait of a Gentleman, ca. 1795, watercolor on ivory, Smithsonian American Art Museum, Bequest of Mary Elizabeth Spencer, 1999.27.45

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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
On View
Not on view.
Dimensions
image (oval): 1 3/4 x 1 3/8 in. (4.4 x 3.5 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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