Portrait of a Gentleman

  • Unidentified, Portrait of a Gentleman, ca. 1815, watercolor, Smithsonian American Art Museum, Transfer from the National Museum of American History, Division of Transportation, Smithsonian Institution, 1982.99

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This is a larger miniature than most, in which an unknown artist captured a gentleman’s character by focusing on his serious eyes and firm mouth. Thin, delicate brushstrokes reveal the details of his eyes, the wrinkles of his skin and the strands of his hair, while the dark palette evokes a melancholy mood.

Title
Portrait of a Gentleman
Artists
Date
ca. 1815
On View
Not on view.
Dimensions
sight 4 3/4 x 3 3/4 in. (12.0 x 9.5 cm) oval
Credit Line

Smithsonian American Art Museum

Transfer from the National Museum of American History, Division of Transportation, Smithsonian Institution

Mediums
Classifications
Keywords
  • Portrait male – unidentified – bust
Object Number
1982.99
Palette
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