Portrait of a Gentleman

  • Unidentified, Portrait of a Gentleman, ca. 1810-1825, watercolor with pencil on paper, Smithsonian American Art Museum, Bequest of Mary Elizabeth Spencer, 1999.27.75

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The elaborate gold-leaf petals around this miniature draw our eye into the painting. The gentleman’s full-cut, high collar and disheveled hairstyle were typical of an early-nineteenth-century dandy. Framed miniatures of this sort were intended for display rather than to be worn on the body.

Title
Portrait of a Gentleman
Artist
Date
ca. 1810-1825
On View
Not on view.
Dimensions
image (oval): 3 3/8 x 2 3/4 in. (8.6 x 7.0 cm)
Credit Line

Smithsonian American Art Museum

Bequest of Mary Elizabeth Spencer

Mediums
Mediums Description
watercolor with pencil on paper
Classifications
Keywords
  • Portrait male – unidentified – bust
  • Portrait male – unidentified – profile
Object Number
1999.27.75
Palette
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