William Coleman (1766-1829)

William Coleman (1766-1829)
Title
William Coleman (1766-1829)
Date 
ca. 1790-1794
Medium 
Watercolor on ivory
Dimensions 
Overall: 2 x 1 1/2 in. ( 5.1 x 3.8 cm )
Credit Line 
Purchase, The Louis Durr Fund
Object Number 
1933.4
Gallery Label 
In this miniature Coleman appears to be in his mid-twenties, thus dating the piece between 1790 and 1794, before he settled permanently in New York. Not only is the miniature itself in the style of Ramage, but the gold frame is also. Ramage often made his own frames, which are characterized by fluted and chased edges. His workdesk and tools, including his goldsmithing instruments, are in the N-YHS collection.
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group