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Portrait of a Gentleman

Artist:
Alfred Thomas Agate (1812–1846)
Date:
ca. 1835
Medium:
Watercolor on ivory
Dimensions:
Diam. 2 1/2 in. (6.4 cm)
Classification:
Paintings
Credit Line:
Maria DeWitt Jesup Fund, 1990
Accession Number:
1990.20
Not on view
The unusual round shape of this portrait suggests that Agate painted it specifically for its distinctive watchcase-style case. The case bears the mark of Wilmarth, Moffat and Curtis, jewelers and watchmakers who operated in New York City from 1830 to 1834.
Signature: [on obverse, lower right, along edge]: A. T. Agate.

Inscription: Engraved inside lid: W. M. & C. [below and impressed eagle]
Engraved on hanger: III
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