Retrato de caballero

Media - 1996.91.3 - SAAM-1996.91.3_1 - 12722
Copied José Campeche y Jordán, Retrato de caballero, ca. 1805-1809, oil on wood, 8 346 14 in. (22.315.9 cm.), Smithsonian American Art Museum, Teodoro Vidal Collection, 1996.91.3
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Artwork Details

Title
Retrato de caballero
Date
ca. 1805-1809
Dimensions
8 346 14 in. (22.315.9 cm.)
Credit Line
Teodoro Vidal Collection
Mediums
Mediums Description
oil on wood
Classifications
Keywords
  • Portrait male — unidentified — waist length
Object Number
1996.91.3

Artwork Description

José Campeche's paintings usually have a highly finished, almost glassy surface, but this portrait retains the visible brushstrokes used to model the sitters features. Despite his African ancestry, Campeche did not often paint African subjects. Most of his sitters, including this horseman, were fair-skinned Europeans. (Andrew Connors, José Campeche's San Juan Nepomuceno, American Art, Summer 1997)