Raphaelle Peale, Robert Oliphant, 1799, watercolor, Smithsonian American Art Museum, Bequest of Bertha E. Jaques, 1942.2.2
Robert Oliphant was the oldest son of William Oliphant, a wealthy Philadelphia landowner. Robert’s sister had her miniature painted by James Peale in 1795 [see 1942.2.3]. Some time after this miniature was painted, Robert moved to Norfolk, Virginia, but his whereabouts after that are unknown. Both miniatures descended in his sister Elizabeth’s family until they were given to a close family friend, who in turn bequeathed them to this museum.
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image: sight 3 x 2 3/8 in. (7.7 x 6.1 cm) oval
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Bequest of Bertha E. Jaques
- Portrait male – Oliphant, Robert – bust
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