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Portrait of a Man

Artist:
British Painter (ca. 1770)
Medium:
Ivory
Dimensions:
Oval, 1 3/8 x 1 1/4 in. (36 x 30 mm)
Classification:
Miniatures
Credit Line:
The Collection of Giovanni P. Morosini, presented by his daughter Giulia, 1932
Accession Number:
32.75.28
Not on view
In 1972 Daphne Foskett suggested that this miniature might be by Edward Vaughan Jr. (1746–1814). She gives an account of this little-known artist, with three reproductions, in Collecting Miniatures, Woodbridge, England, 1979, pp. 296–97, and pls. 77E–G. The attribution is not a convincing one.

[2016; adapted from Reynolds and Baetjer 1996]
Giovanni Pertinax Morosini, Riverdale-on-Hudson, N.Y. (until d. 1908); his daughter, Giulia Morosini, Riverdale-on-Hudson (1908–d. 1932)
New York. The Metropolitan Museum of Art. "European Miniatures in The Metropolitan Museum of Art," November 5, 1996–January 5, 1997, no. 281.

Graham Reynolds with the assistance of Katharine Baetjer. European Miniatures in The Metropolitan Museum of Art. Exh. cat., The Metropolitan Museum of Art. New York, 1996, pp. 196–97, no. 281, ill., reject Foskett's [see Ref. 1972] tentative attribution to Edward Vaughan.



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