Unknown. <em>Portrait of a Gentleman/Mourning Miniature</em>, late 18th century. Watercolor on ivory with human hair housed in metal locket with glass lenses, Recto (sight): 2 15/16 x 2 3/8 in. (7.5 x 6 cm). Brooklyn Museum, Bequest of Samuel E. Haslett, 21.478 (Photo: Brooklyn Museum, 21.478_PS2.jpg)

Portrait of a Gentleman/Mourning Miniature

Artist:Unknown

Medium: Watercolor on ivory with human hair housed in metal locket with glass lenses

Dates:late 18th century

Dimensions: Recto (sight): 2 15/16 x 2 3/8 in. (7.5 x 6 cm) Verso (sight): 1 3/4 x 1 5/16 in. (4.4 x 3.3 cm) Frame: 3 3/16 x 2 5/8 in. (8.1 x 6.7 cm) Frame (height with loop): 3 3/4 in. (9.5 cm)

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Museum Location: Luce Visible Storage and Study Center, 5th Floor

Accession Number: 21.478

Image: 21.478_PS2.jpg,

Catalogue Description:
Recto is a bust portrait of a white-haired man in dark coat and white shirt facing to his left. Verso is a mourning image of woman at a tombstone (see inscription) flanked by a weeping willow tree and a winged cherub, another cherub in sky above; human hair used in ground and tree leaves.

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