Anson Dickinson, Robert Broome, ca. 1810, watercolor on ivory, Smithsonian American Art Museum, Gift of Helen Munroe, 1948.2.1
Robert Broome was the uncle of Robert Munroe, who in turn was the great-uncle of the donor, Helen Munroe. Helen Munroe was at one time the director of publications at the Smithsonian Institution. This miniature was worn as a stickpin by the well-dressed owner. Stickpins were among the flashiest accessories available to a gentleman of this time, and this one, in particular, would have drawn attention because of the unusual close-up profile of the sitter.
- ca. 1810
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- Not on view.
sight 7/8 x 7/8 in. (2.3 x 2.1 cm) oval
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Smithsonian American Art Museum
Gift of Helen Munroe
- Mediums Description
- watercolor on ivory
- Portrait male – Broome, Robert – head
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