Boy with a Fawn


On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 708

Although this boy’s identity remains a mystery, his portrait endows him with attributes of his family’s position in colonial society. His beautiful embroidered coat indicates wealth and privilege, and the deer behind him is an emblem of longevity and discipline.

Boy with a Fawn, Oil on canvas, American

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