Portrait of a Gentleman

  • Unidentified, Portrait of a Gentleman, ca. 1840, watercolor on ivory, Smithsonian American Art Museum, Museum purchase through the Catherine Walden Myer Fund, 1946.11.4

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In this miniature the unidentified gentleman’s firm jaw and self-assurance suggest a strong personality. The artist skillfully used light and shadow to create a calm effect that underscores the sitter’s composure.

Title
Portrait of a Gentleman
Artist
Date
ca. 1840
On View
Not on view.
Dimensions
2 5/8 x 2 1/8 in. (6.7 x 5.4 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
1946.11.4
Palette
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