Portrait of a Gentleman

  • Unidentified, Portrait of a Gentleman, ca. 1830, watercolor, Smithsonian American Art Museum, Transfer from the Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution, 1993.37

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By the 1830s, miniatures appeared in various shapes and sizes, becoming less “intimate” than locket miniatures. Patrons now exhibited these pictures more publicly in frames and cases in their homes. Artists, however, continued to use devices to draw viewers into the image. In this portrait, the rich blue fabric complements the colors in the image, and highlights the gentleman’s fixed gaze.

Title
Portrait of a Gentleman
Artists
Date
ca. 1830
On View
Not on view.
Dimensions
sight 5 3/8 x 4 3/8 in. (13.7 x 11.1 cm) octagon
Credit Line

Smithsonian American Art Museum

Transfer from the Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution

Mediums
Classifications
Keywords
  • Portrait male – unidentified – Miniature
Object Number
1993.37
Palette
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