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A Gentleman

Description Conservation Provenance Inscription Credit
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 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 was probably painted in France.
Date Description Narrative
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.
Inscriptions [Signed] P
Credit Gift of the A. Jay Fink Foundation, Inc., Baltimore, in memory of Abraham Jay Fink, 1963

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ca. 1820
watercolor on ivory, gold, diamonds, hair
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H excluding frame: 1 3/8 x W: 1 5/8 in. (3.49 x 4.13 cm)
Location Within Museum
Not On View


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