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Portrait of a Gentleman

Artist:
George Catlin (1796–1872)
Date:
1827
Medium:
Watercolor on ivory
Dimensions:
2 3/8 x 1 7/8 in. (6 x 4.8 cm)
Classification:
Paintings
Credit Line:
Purchase, Gift in memory of Elizabeth B. Besobrasow, 1985
Accession Number:
1985.141.1
Not on view
Signature: [on obverse, lower right, scratched]: G. Catlin 1827

Inscription: [on locket verso, pressure sensitive label, now removed]: E. Grosvenor Paine [printed in blue ink]/ 266 [written in blue ink]

[inside case, left compartment, printed on paper]: CUI DEBEO FIDUS [(Faithful to whom I owe faith) under an eagle with an arrow]

[inside case, on lined paper]: Clara B Catlin / Wife of / George Catlin / Died in Paris / France / Painted in oil on Ivory / By Geo. Catlin

Marking: [on locket verso, interior]: 12 [over] XII
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