Robert Broome

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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.

Title
Robert Broome
Artist
Date
ca. 1810
Location
Not on view
Dimensions
sight 7/8 x 7/8 in. (2.3 x 2.1 cm) oval
Credit Line

Smithsonian American Art Museum

Gift of Helen Munroe

Mediums
Mediums Description
watercolor on ivory
Classifications
Keywords
  • Portrait male – Broome, Robert – head
Object Number
1948.2.1
Palette
Linked Open Data
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