Portrait of a Gentleman with Initials G. D. (Q20501065)

Label from: English (en)

genre: portrait (Q134307)
artist: Raphaelle Peale (Q1374536)
collection: Smithsonian American Art Museum (Q1192305)
location: Smithsonian American Art Museum (Q1192305)
country of origin: United States of America (Q30)
Smithsonian American Art Museum ID: 19316

information from the Smithsonian American Art Museum catalog

description: The intertwined initials “GD” on the back of this locket are the only clue to the gentleman’s identity. His hair reflects the change at the end of the eighteenth century, when many younger men rejected wigs in favor of natural hair. The short top and curled sides of this sitter’s hair were styled to accommodate a top hat.
keywords Portrait male – D., G. – bust

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