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A Gentleman

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Description Bust-length portrait of a young man with brown hair, wearing a black coat, white vest, high white collar and white stock. Henry Colton Shumway studied in New York City at the National Academy of Design. By 1831 he had established himself as a miniature painter and exhibited frequently at the Academy. He was elected an Associate in 1831 and an Academician in 1832. He ended his career coloring photographic portraits.
Date Description Narrative
Provenance Acquired by A. J. Fink, Baltimore; A. J. Fink Foundation, Baltimore; given to Walters Art Museum, 1963.
Credit Gift of the A. Jay Fink Foundation, Inc., Baltimore, in memory of Abraham Jay Fink, 1963

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watercolor on ivory
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H excluding frame: 3 in. (7.62 cm)
  • USA (Place of Origin)
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