Self-Portrait
Self-Portrait

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Self-Portrait

Lewis Peckham (American, 1788-1822)


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

artist
Lewis Peckham (American, 1788-1822)
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
copyright
Public Domain
collection
American Painting and Sculpture to 1945
colors