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Portrait of Patrick Colguhoun
  • John Smart
    circa 1740–1811
    born: Norfolk, England, United Kingdom ; died: London, England, United Kingdom ; active: England, United Kingdom
  • Portrait of Patrick Colguhoun, 1807
  • Where object was made: England, United Kingdom
  • watercolor on ivory
  • Canvas/Support: 7 x 5.7 cm
    Canvas/Support: 2 3/4 x 2 3/16 in
  • Gift of Mr. and Mrs. John W. Starr
  • Not on display
  • 1966.0016
Description
Inscriptions/Signature
Literature

Portrait of a man (identified as Patrick Colguhoun 1745-1820) bust length, wearing a black coat and a white silk collar and ruffle which extends down the front. He has short gray hair and blue eyes. Three-quarter view, sitter turns his head to the right with the eyes looking out at the viewer. Vividly colored face and a gray background. Signature in lower left quadrant. On the back, a lock of hair (identified as belonging to Mr. Colguhoun) is displayed under glass.