Retrato de caballero

  • José Campeche y Jordán, Retrato de caballero, ca. 1805-1809, oil, Smithsonian American Art Museum, Teodoro Vidal Collection, 1996.91.3

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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)

Title
Retrato de caballero
Artists
Date
ca. 1805-1809
On View
Not on view.
Dimensions
8 3/4 x 6 1/4 in. (22.3 x 15.9 cm.)
Credit Line

Smithsonian American Art Museum

Teodoro Vidal Collection

Mediums
Classifications
Keywords
  • Portrait male – unidentified – waist length
Object Number
1996.91.3
Palette
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