Description This miniature is a section of a steel engraving. The subject is James Monroe, the 5th President of the United States. The steel engraving is after a portrait in oils by Gilbert Stuart (ca. 1820-22) in the Metropolitan Museum of Art. The back of the miniature is elaborately decorated with a shell shaped panel surrounded by garlands tied with a bow and two colors of enamel.
Provenance A.J. Fink, Baltimore [date and mode of acquisition unknown]; A.J. Fink Foundation Inc., Baltimore, [date and mode of acquisition unknown]; Walters Art Museum, 1963, by gift.
Credit Gift of the A. Jay Fink Foundation, Inc., Baltimore, in memory of Abraham Jay Fink, 1963
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