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Old Dominican
  • Elihu Vedder
    born: New York, New York, United States ; died: Rome, Italy
  • Old Dominican, circa 1869
  • Where object was made: United States
  • oil on canvas
  • Canvas/Support: 26 x 27.2 cm
    Canvas/Support: 10 1/4 x 10 11/16 in
  • Museum purchase
  • Not on display
  • 1950.0015

This is a portrait of a heavyset, light-skinned man wearing a Dominican habit. He is also wearing a dark-colored zucchetto, a hemispherical skullcap which looks similar to a yarmulke.