Unidentified, Portrait of a Gentleman, ca. 1840, watercolor on ivory, Smithsonian American Art Museum, Museum purchase through the Catherine Walden Myer Fund, 1959.7.27
An unknown artist painted a client’s collared coat, black cravat, and combed-over hairstyle with lively brushstrokes, blurring the details in the portrait. The slightly impatient expression in the young man’s face suggests that this miniature might have been painted in a hurry.
Portrait of a Gentleman
- ca. 1840
- On View
- Not on view.
1 3/4 x 1 3/8 in. (4.4 x 3.5 cm) oval
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Smithsonian American Art Museum
Museum purchase through the Catherine Walden Myer Fund
- Mediums Description
- watercolor on ivory
- Portrait male – unidentified – bust
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