Portrait of a Gentleman

  • George Catlin, Portrait of a Gentleman, ca. 1830, watercolor on ivory, Smithsonian American Art Museum, Gift of Bernard N. Burnstine, 1946.1.1

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This miniature has been identified variously as a portrait of Stephen Fuller Austin, the pioneering Texan, or his brother James Brown Austin. Although the man’s features bear a resemblance to the Austins, there is no evidence that Catlin ever met the Texans, and as of this writing, it is not clear who this man is.

Title
Portrait of a Gentleman
Artist
Date
ca. 1830
On View
Not on view.
Dimensions
sight 2 1/4 x 1 7/8 in. (5.7 x 4.8 cm) oval
Credit Line

Smithsonian American Art Museum

Gift of Bernard N. Burnstine

Mediums
Mediums Description
watercolor on ivory
Classifications
Keywords
  • Portrait male – unidentified – bust
Object Number
1946.1.1
Palette
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