Robert Broome

Media - 1948.2.1 - SAAM-1948.2.1_1 - 1124
Copied Anson Dickinson, Robert Broome, ca. 1810, watercolor on ivory, Smithsonian American Art Museum, Gift of Helen Munroe, 1948.2.1
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Artwork Details

Title
Robert Broome
Date
ca. 1810
Location
Not on view
Dimensions
sight 7878 in. (2.32.1 cm) oval
Credit Line
Gift of Helen Munroe
Mediums
Mediums Description
watercolor on ivory
Classifications
Keywords
  • Portrait male — Broome, Robert — head
Object Number
1948.2.1

Artwork Description

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.