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Object ID 1930.031.002
Object Name Portrait
Title Dr. James Lawson Clayton (?)
Collection Works of Art
Credit line Bequest of Elizabeth Clayton Siter
Date 1815
Artist James Peale
Made James Peale
Description Miniature portrait on ivory of a man from the Clayton family (thought to be Dr. James Lawson Clayton; 1769-1833): Bust portrait of a young man with blue eyes and dark hair that is swept forward at the temples and up at the front with long side-burns. The subject wears a navy blue coat with gold buttons and a white waistcoat and cravat; "I P/ 1815" is scratched into the background next to the left lapel. The frame is copper.
Dimensions H-2.75 W-2.187 inches
Owned Clayton family
Provenance The miniature is from the Clayton family.
Subjects Portraits
Portrait Paintings
Miniatures (Paintings)
Search Terms Miniatures
James Clayton
James Lawson Clayton
Portrait Paintings
James Peale
Material Ivory
Place of Origin Philadelphia, PA
Medium Watercolour on ivory