Portrait of a Gentleman

  • Unidentified, Portrait of a Gentleman, 19th century, watercolor on ivory, Smithsonian American Art Museum, Bequest of Mary Elizabeth Spencer, 1999.27.87

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The artist’s faint drawing and monochrome palette created a cheerless mood in this image. The anonymous gentleman’s shadowed eyes and slight frown evoke a melancholy mood, suggesting that this was a mourning miniature.

Title
Portrait of a Gentleman
Artist
Date
19th century
On View
Not on view.
Dimensions
image (oval): 2 5/8 x 2 3/16 in. (6.6 x 5.5 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
1999.27.87
Palette
Linked Open Data
Linked Open Data URI

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enamel and gilded metal

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