Portrait of a Young Man

Media - 1972.151.1 - SAAM-1972.151.1_2 - 136245
Copied William Page, Portrait of a Young Man, ca. 1830-1835, oil on canvas, Smithsonian American Art Museum, Gift of the Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution, 1972.151.1
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Artwork Details

Title
Portrait of a Young Man
Artist
Date
ca. 1830-1835
Dimensions
2720 14 in. (68.651.4 cm.)
Credit Line
Gift of the Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution
Mediums
Mediums Description
oil on canvas
Classifications
Keywords
  • Portrait male — unidentified
Object Number
1972.151.1

Artwork Description

William Page was at the height of his career when he painted this portrait. By 1834 he was fully established in the New York art world as a member of the American Academy, achieving the distinction of board member only one year later. These achievements left him with no shortage of wealthy patrons. Page showed this genteel sitter in his finest clothing, with rosy cheeks and lips framed by fashionably long whiskers.