Eliab Metcalf (American, 1785-1834). <em>Portrait of John Haslett, M.D.</em>, ca. 1822. Watercolor on ivory portrait, printed business card (backing paper), and brass liner and lens, Image: 3 x 2 5/16 in. (7.6 x 5.9 cm). Brooklyn Museum, Bequest of Samuel E. Haslett, 20.962 (Photo: Brooklyn Museum, 20.962_PS2.jpg)

Portrait of John Haslett, M.D.

Artist:Eliab Metcalf

Medium: Watercolor on ivory portrait, printed business card (backing paper), and brass liner and lens

Dates:ca. 1822

Dimensions: Image: 3 x 2 5/16 in. (7.6 x 5.9 cm) Backing Card: 3 x 2 3/8 in. (7.6 x 6 cm) Liner & lens: 3 1/4 x 2 3/4 in. (8.3 x 7 cm)

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

Accession Number: 20.962

Image: 20.962_PS2.jpg,

Catalogue Description:
This object is a disassembled miniature consisting of: the portrait (watercolor on an oval sheet of ivory glued to paper), backing paper cut from the artist's business card, and the metal liner and glass lens which were part of the now-lost original housing (most likely, a locket). There is a faint graphite tracing of the sitter's head and an illegible inscription on the verso of the portrait.

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