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Portrait of a Gentleman

Portrait of a Gentleman
Artist
Unidentified
Sitter
unidentified
Date
ca. 1815
Type
Painting-Miniature
Medium
watercolor on paper
Dimensions
sight 4 3/4 x 3 3/4 in. (12.0 x 9.5 cm) oval
Credit Line
Smithsonian American Art Museum, Transfer from the National Museum of American History, Division of Transportation, Smithsonian Institution
Object number
1982.99
Luce Center Label
This is a larger miniature than most, in which an unknown artist captured a gentleman’s character by focusing on his serious eyes and firm mouth. Thin, delicate brushstrokes reveal the details of his eyes, the wrinkles of his skin and the strands of his hair, while the dark palette evokes a melancholy mood.
Data Source
Smithsonian American Art Museum
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Department
Painting and Sculpture
Usage