Portrait of a Gentleman from a Connecticut Family

  • 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

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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.

Title
Portrait of a Gentleman from a Connecticut Family
Artist
Date
n.d.
On View
Not on view.
Dimensions
image (oval): 2 15/16 x 2 3/8 in. (7.5 x 6 cm)
Credit Line

Smithsonian American Art Museum

Bequest of Mary Elizabeth Spencer

Mediums
Mediums Description
watercolor on ivory
Classifications
Keywords
  • Portrait male – unidentified – bust
  • History – United States – Connecticut
Object Number
1999.27.62
Palette
Linked Open Data
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