Portrait of a Boy

  • Unidentified (Italian), Portrait of a Boy, ca. 1800, oil, Smithsonian American Art Museum, Bequest of Mabel Johnson Langhorne, 1956.11.41

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In this portrait the artist captured the forceful and confident personality of a boy. The youth wears a jacket, red vest, and a stylish white cravat with an upturned collar, suggesting his future role in society as an upper-class gentleman. The sitter was probably eleven or twelve years old when his portrait was made, but his identity, as well as the artist’s, is unknown.

Title
Portrait of a Boy
Artists
Date
ca. 1800
On View
Dimensions
27 x 25 in. (68.6 x 63.5 cm.)
Credit Line

Smithsonian American Art Museum

Bequest of Mabel Johnson Langhorne

Mediums
Classifications
Keywords
  • Figure male – child – bust
  • Portrait male – unidentified – child
Object Number
1956.11.41
Palette
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