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, 1959.7.27

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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.

Title
Portrait of a Gentleman
Artist
Date
ca. 1840
On View
Not on view.
Dimensions
1 3/4 x 1 3/8 in. (4.4 x 3.5 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
1959.7.27
Palette
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