Self-Portrait
Self-Portrait
Self-Portrait

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Self-Portrait


James Peale's likeness of Revolutionary War officer Thomas Humphrey Cushing is typical of his best technique. Peale passed his skills on to his daughter Anna whose portrait is similar to her father's natural flesh tones and firm drawing style.

Miniature portraits have been used as mementos since ancient times.

Object Information

creation date
about 1810-1820
materials
watercolor on ivory
dimensions
3 x 2-3/8 in. (framed)
accession number
47.168
credit line
Gift of Miss Mary Peckham and her sister
colors