Portrait of a Man

  • George H. Hite, Portrait of a Man, 1867, watercolor, Smithsonian American Art Museum, Gift of Mrs. Alice T. Williams, 1991.168

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This elegantly dressed young man sat for this miniature on January 1, 1867. The artist used the edges of the ivory as a palette, and when the painting is viewed without its frame, you can see all the test strokes of paint. Conservation of this miniature was made possible through a generous grant provided by the Smithsonian Women’s Committee.

Title
Portrait of a Man
Artists
Date
1867
On View
Not on view.
Dimensions
4 3/4 x 3 3/4 in. (12.0 x 9.5 cm)
Credit Line

Smithsonian American Art Museum

Gift of Mrs. Alice T. Williams

Mediums
Classifications
Keywords
  • Portrait male – unidentified
Object Number
1991.168
Palette
URL
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