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Portrait of a Gentleman
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1964.5
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Artist

Unknown Artist

Title

Portrait of a Gentleman

Creation Date

ca. 1830

Medium & Support

oil on panel

Dimensions

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

Credit Line

Museum Purchase, Hamlin Fund

Accession Number

1964.5

Copyright

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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