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

Object Number: 
1979.27d
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 )
Marks: 
inscription: on album leaf: "La Fayette[scratched out] N. Fish"
Description: 
Portrait
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.
Credit Line: 
Gift of Whitney Hartshorne
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group