Richard H. Kern

  • Edward Meyer Kern, Richard H. Kern, 1852, oil, Smithsonian American Art Museum, Transfer from Smithsonian Institution Library, 1939.6.1

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Richard H. Kern (1821-1853) was the older brother of the artist Edward Meyer Kern. Richard was an illustrator and scientist who, like Edward, accompanied the surveyor John C. Frémont on an expedition through the Rocky Mountains. He later worked for the U.S. Army, drawing topographical views of Indian territories. He was killed in an ambush in 1853, the year after his brother painted his portrait.

Title
Richard H. Kern
Artists
Date
1852
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Dimensions
10 5/8 x 8 5/8 in. (26.9 x 21.9 cm)
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Smithsonian American Art Museum

Transfer from Smithsonian Institution Library

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Keywords
  • Portrait male – Kern, Richard H. – bust
Object Number
1939.6.1
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