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American Unknown : Pendant Portrait of a Man
American Unknown (Pendant Portrait of a Man)

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Artist: American Unknown
Title: Pendant Portrait of a Man
Year: c. 1815
Media: Pastel on paper 8 3/4 x 7 3/4 inches (sight)
Description: This item is part of a pair.

During the late eighteenth and early nineteenth centuries it was common for couples to have pendant portraits of themselves painted in oil, often shortly after their marriage or some other significant event. A less expensive alternative was to commission smaller pastel portraits such as this pair of an unknown man and woman. These portraits were formerly attributed to the British-born pastel portraitist James Sharples (c. 1750-1811), who along with his son James Sharples, Jr. (c. 1788-1839) specialized in the genre.


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Inventory: RS 6285
  
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