Description Left profile portrait of a man identified in the engraved inscription on the reverse as Dr. Charles Gordon Patterson wearing a black coat, high black collar, and white ruffled jabot. The miniature is in a Tiffany frame. The frame and inscription match that of WAM 38.490. This may depict the sitter's wife. Lambdin studied with Thomas Wilcocks Sully (1811-1847), the renowned portraitist in Philadelphia, and established himself as a miniaturist in the same city.
Provenance A.J. Fink, Baltimore [date and mode of acquisition unknown, perhaps from the collection of Albert Rosenthal]; A.J. Fink Foundation Inc., Baltimore, [date and mode of acquisition unknown]; Walters Art Museum, 1963, by gift.
Inscriptions [Signed] Lower right, front: L.R.; [Inscription] Engraved on back of frame: Charles Gordon Patterson, M.D. / Son Of / Jehu and Hanna Patterson / Born September 4th, 1796 / Died February 18th, 1835 / Practiced his profession at / Plattsburght, Burlington Co. New Jersey / and / died there / From life at the age of 30
Credit Gift of the A. Jay Fink Foundation, Inc., Baltimore, in memory of Abraham Jay Fink, 1963
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