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Portrait of a Gentleman
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Portrait of a Gentleman

Description Conservation Provenance Inscription Credit
Description Head and shoulders portrait of a young man with dark brown hair, wearing a black coat with white stock tie. The arrangement of hair on the back of this miniature is sadly damaged, but is an elaborate example of its type. The use of gold wire in the form of ears of wheat and half pearls is typical. Miniature painters were often also skilled in working hair.
Date Description Narrative
Provenance Huntington Collection [brother of Mrs. Henry E. Huntington of New York and California]; A.J. Fink, Baltimore [date and mode of acquisition unknown]; A.J. Fink Foundation, Baltimore, 1963, by bequest; Walters Art Museum, 1963, by gift.
Inscriptions [Label] On reverse: 56
Credit Gift of the A. Jay Fink Foundation, Inc., Baltimore, in memory of Abraham Jay Fink, 1963

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watercolor on ivory, hair, pearls
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H excluding frame: 2 1/2 × W: 1 7/8 in. (6.4 × 4.8 cm) Framed H: 3 5/16 × W: 2 3/16 in. (8.4 × 5.5 cm) (including loop)
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