Thomas Davis

  • James Alexander Simpson, Thomas Davis, ca. 1815, oil on wood, Smithsonian American Art Museum, Gift of Mrs. Allen Little, 1976.32.2

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James Alexander Simpson taught art classes at Georgetown College and painted portraits of the Washington elite. He captured the slightly disdainful lift of this gentleman’s brows and the confident, Napoleonic gesture of his right hand, tucked casually in his vest.

Title
Thomas Davis
Artist
Date
ca. 1815
On View
Dimensions
15 x 11 7/8 in. (38.2 x 30.1 cm.)
Credit Line

Smithsonian American Art Museum

Gift of Mrs. Allen Little

Mediums Description
oil on wood
Classifications
Keywords
  • Portrait male – Davis, Thomas – waist length
Object Number
1976.32.2
Palette
Linked Open Data
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