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Bust Portrait of Nicholas Fish (1758-1833)?; from disassembled Cummings album

Bust Portrait of Nicholas Fish (1758-1833)?; from disassembled Cummings album
Title
Bust Portrait of Nicholas Fish (1758-1833)?; from disassembled Cummings album
Medium 
Brown ink on paper squared for transfer and backed with blue album paper
Dimensions 
Overall: 4 x 3 3/8 in. ( 10.2 x 8.6 cm )
Description 
Portrait
Credit Line 
Gift of Whitney Hartshorne
Object Number 
1979.27d
Marks 
inscription: on album leaf: "La Fayette[scratched out] N. Fish"
Gallery Label 
This sketch came to the society mounted in an album of sketches and engravings by Thomas S. Cummings and various other nineteenth-century American artists. The subject was originally identified as the Marquis de Lafayette (1757-1834); however, the drawing is clearly copied from Henry Inman's portrait of Colonel Fish and probably dates from the period of Inman's and Cummings's partnership.
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group