Unidentified, Portrait of a Gentleman from a Connecticut Family, n.d., watercolor on ivory, Smithsonian American Art Museum, Bequest of Mary Elizabeth Spencer, 1999.27.62
In this miniature, the gentleman’s off-hand glance, raised eyebrow, and suggestive grin hint at a self-assured personality. His powdered white hairstyle, typical of British aristocrats in the late eighteenth century, suggests his efforts to present himself as a man of fashion and status.
Portrait of a Gentleman from a Connecticut Family
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image (oval): 2 15/16 x 2 3/8 in. (7.5 x 6 cm)
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Smithsonian American Art Museum
Bequest of Mary Elizabeth Spencer
- Mediums Description
- watercolor on ivory
- Portrait male – unidentified – bust
- History – United States – Connecticut
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