Unidentified, Portrait of a Gentleman, 19th century, watercolor on ivory, Smithsonian American Art Museum, Bequest of Mary Elizabeth Spencer, 1999.27.87
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.
Portrait of a Gentleman
- 19th century
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- Not on view.
image (oval): 2 5/8 x 2 3/16 in. (6.6 x 5.5 cm)
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Smithsonian American Art Museum
Bequest of Mary Elizabeth Spencer
- Mediums Description
- watercolor on ivory
- Portrait male – unidentified – bust
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