Portrait of Paul Peckham

 
Creation date
Materials
watercolor on ivory
Dimensions
1 3/4 x 1 in.
Credit line
Gift of Miss Mary Peckham and her sister
Accession number
47.169
Collection
Not Currently On View

James Peale's likeness of Revolutionary War officer Thomas Humphrey Cushing is typical of his best technique. Peale passed his skills on to his daughter Anna whose portrait is similar to her father's natural flesh tones and firm drawing style.

Miniature portraits have been used as mementos since ancient times.

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