Unidentified, Portrait of a Gentleman, ca. 1840, watercolor, Smithsonian American Art Museum, Bequest of Mary Elizabeth Spencer, 1999.27.61
The older gentleman in this miniature holds an eyepiece suspended on a fabric loop. The sitter’s three-piece black suit and tie imply he was a responsible member of middle-class society. His warm eyes, colored with the same hues as the background, suggest a kind and intelligent personality.
Portrait of a Gentleman
- ca. 1840
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- Not on view.
image (oval): 1 11/16 x 1 3/8 in. (4.3 x 3.5 cm)
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Smithsonian American Art Museum
Bequest of Mary Elizabeth Spencer
- Portrait male – unidentified – bust
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