Portrait of a Gentleman with Initials G. D.

  • Raphaelle Peale, Portrait of a Gentleman with Initials G. D., ca. 1805, watercolor on ivory, Smithsonian American Art Museum, Museum purchase through the Catherine Walden Myer Fund, 1942.7.2

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The intertwined initials “GD” on the back of this locket are the only clue to the gentleman’s identity. His hair reflects the change at the end of the eighteenth century, when many younger men rejected wigs in favor of natural hair. The short top and curled sides of this sitter’s hair were styled to accommodate a top hat.

Title
Portrait of a Gentleman with Initials G. D.
Artist
Date
ca. 1805
On View
Not on view.
Dimensions
sight 2 1/2 x 2 in. (6.4 x 5.2 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 – D., G. – bust
Object Number
1942.7.2
Palette
Linked Open Data
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