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
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.
Portrait of a Gentleman
- ca. 1840
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- Not on view.
2 5/8 x 2 1/8 in. (6.7 x 5.4 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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