Portrait of a Gentleman with Initials J. B.

  • 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

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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.

Title
Portrait of a Gentleman with Initials J. B.
Artist
Date
ca. 1795
On View
Not on view.
Dimensions
sight 2 1/2 x 2 in. (6.5 x 5.0 cm) oval
Credit Line

Smithsonian American Art Museum

Museum purchase through the Catherine Walden Myer Fund

Mediums
Mediums Description
watercolor on ivory
Classifications
Keywords
  • Portrait male – unidentified – bust
Object Number
1954.6.4
Palette
Linked Open Data
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