Unidentified, Portrait of a Gentleman, ca. 1830, watercolor, Smithsonian American Art Museum, Transfer from the Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution, 1993.37
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.
Portrait of a Gentleman
- ca. 1830
- On View
- Not on view.
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
- Portrait male – unidentified – Miniature
- Object Number
- Linked Open Data
- Linked Open Data URI