Description Bust-length, almost frontal portrait of a dark-haired young man with eyes towards the observer. He wears a navy blue coat and white muslin stock. The gold locket frame is set with thirty-nine old mine-cut diamonds with a total weight of about 9.5 carats. The sitter appears to wear a diamond stud on his shirt front. The back is decorated with plaited field of hair which covers the whole of the surface. The miniature may be European rather than American.
Provenance Herbert Lawton [date and mode of acquisition unknown]; A.J. Fink [date and mode of acquisition unknown]; A.J. Fink Foundation Inc., Baltimore, 1963, by bequest; Walters Art Museum, 1963, by gift.
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Credit Gift of the A. Jay Fink Foundation, Inc., Baltimore, in memory of Abraham Jay Fink, 1963
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