Moses B. Russell, Portrait of a Gentleman, 1842, watercolor on ivory, Smithsonian American Art Museum, Museum purchase through the Catherine Walden Myer Fund, 1940.9.2
Moses B. Russell faithfully recorded the high cheekbones, huge gray eyes, and thick, wavy hair of this unidentified young man. As was the case of miniatures painted in this period, the painter gave all his effort to capturing the likeness of his sitter, subordinating the background and costume to the romanticized face.
Portrait of a Gentleman
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- Not on view.
2 1/2 x 2 1/8 in. (6.4 x 5.3 cm) oval
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Smithsonian American Art Museum
Museum purchase through the Catherine Walden Myer Fund
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- watercolor on ivory
- Portrait male – unidentified – bust
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