The intertwined initials “GD” on the back of this locket are the only clue to the gentleman’s identity. His hair reflects the change at the end of the eighteenth century, when many younger men rejected wigs in favor of natural hair. The short top and curled sides of this sitter’s hair were styled to accommodate a top hat.
Portrait of a Gentleman with Initials G. D.
- ca. 1805
- Not on view
- sight 2 1⁄2 x 2 in. (6.4 x 5.2 cm) oval
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Smithsonian American Art Museum
Museum purchase through the Catherine Walden Myer Fund
- Mediums Description
- watercolor on ivory
- Portrait male – D., G. – bust
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