Portrait of a Gentleman/Mourning Piece
On View: Luce Visible Storage and Study Center, 5th Floor
Watercolor on ivory or porcelain (?), framed in metal locket with glass lenses
Image (sight): 2 3/4 x 2 13/16 in. (7 x 7.1 cm)
Frame: 3 1/16 x 3 1/16 in. (7.8 x 7.8 cm) (show scale)
On pedestal of grave in mourning image: "JP [monogram] / OB: 15 AUG: 1797 / AET: 11 YEARS / 6 MONTHS"
Bequest of Samuel E. Haslett
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Unknown. Portrait of a Gentleman/Mourning Piece, ca. 1797. Watercolor on ivory or porcelain (?), framed in metal locket with glass lenses, Image (sight): 2 3/4 x 2 13/16 in. (7 x 7.1 cm). Brooklyn Museum, Bequest of Samuel E. Haslett, 21.476 (Photo: Brooklyn Museum, 21.476_front_PS1.jpg)
front, 21.476_front_PS1.jpg. Brooklyn Museum photograph, 2006
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Recto: portrait of older man with gray wig and reddish sideburns; wears navy jacket over pink vest and white stock; holds book with proper right hand; seascape in background with small ship on horizon at left and large full-sailed ship on right. Verso: mourning scene with male and female mourners flanking pyramidal grave raised on block pedestal; weeping willow tree painted on reverse of convex glass lens.
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