Benjamin Trott, Portrait of a Gentleman with Initials J. B., ca. 1795, watercolor on ivory, Smithsonian American Art Museum, Museum purchase through the Catherine Walden Myer Fund, 1954.6.4
On the back of this miniature the initials “JB” are monogrammed in gold over hairwork, offering the only clue we have to the identity of the sitter. This piece was originally attributed to Raphaelle Peale, of the Philadelphia family of painters, but was later determined to have been the work of Benjamin Trott.
Portrait of a Gentleman with Initials J. B.
- ca. 1795
- On View
- Not on view.
sight 2 1/2 x 2 in. (6.5 x 5.0 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 – unidentified – bust
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