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Unknown Artist


Portrait of a Gentleman

Creation Date

ca. 1830

Medium & Support

oil on panel


26 in. x 21 5/16 in. (66.04 cm x 54.13 cm)

Credit Line

Museum Purchase, Hamlin Fund

Accession Number



Public Domain

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Neither the sitter nor the artist of this portrait has been identified. Yet, the subject’s attire and pose suggest a certain level of affluence and distinction that usually came with property and public office. Painted portraits of African American subjects are exceedingly rare in antebellum America.
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