Portrait of a Gentleman

Artist: Jeremiah Paul, 1775-1820

Date: 1800

Culture: American

Medium: Watercolor on ivory

Dimensions: 3 1/4 x 2 11/16 in. (8.3 x 6.8 cm)

Classification: Paintings

Credit Line: Purchase, Amelia B. Lazarus Fund, by exchange, and Gift of Museum of Early Southern Decorative Arts at Old Salem, 2009

Accession Number: 2009.322

Not on view
Signature: Signed and dated at lower right: J. Paul / Jan. 8. 1809
We received the piece by trade from the Museum of Early Southern Decorative Arts (MESDA), Winston-Salem, North Carolina, from which it was deaccessioned when determined to have been painted in Philadelphia, rather than the south. MESDA acquired the miniature from Frank L. Horton in 1967; Frank L. Horton placed the miniature on loan to MESDA in 1965; Maurice Brown (a dealer in Louisville, KY) sold the miniature to Frank L. Horton prior to 1965.