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Portrait of Captain George Montgomery at 21
  • Richard Cosway
    1742–1821
    died: London, England, United Kingdom
  • Portrait of Captain George Montgomery at 21, 1789
  • Where object was made: England, United Kingdom
  • watercolor on ivory
  • Canvas/Support: 5.7 x 5 cm
    Canvas/Support: 2 3/16 x 2 in
  • Gift of Mr. and Mrs. John W. Starr
  • Not on display
  • 1966.0015
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Portrait of a young man (identified as Captain George Montgomery at age 21). Bust length, dressed in a red military coat and a white silk collar and ruffle that extends down the front. The lapels of the coat are blue with gold epaulettes. Three-quarter view, eyes looking out at the viewer, turning his head to the right. He has blue eyes and rosy cheeks. He has gray hair (perhaps a wig). Background is light blue and white. Frame of two strands of twisted brass in a rope motif on the front, flat on the back. Loop at the top for suspension.