Portrait of a Gentleman

  • Alvan Clark, Portrait of a Gentleman, 1836-1844, watercolor on ivory in a sterling silver frame, Smithsonian American Art Museum, Museum purchase through the Catherine Walden Myer Fund, 1954.6.1

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This unknown gentleman is wearing a wide-collared frock coat and white satin cravat. In 1837, the Gentleman’s Magazine of Fashion described a white cravat as “almost indispensable in full dress” and it was sometimes tied to cover the entire shirtfront.

Title
Portrait of a Gentleman
Artist
Date
1836-1844
On View
Not on view.
Dimensions
image: 3 x 2 3/8 in. (7.7 x 6.1 cm) oval
Credit Line

Smithsonian American Art Museum

Museum purchase through the Catherine Walden Myer Fund

Mediums
Mediums Description
watercolor on ivory in a sterling silver frame
Classifications
Keywords
  • Portrait male – unidentified – bust
Object Number
1954.6.1
Palette
Linked Open Data
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