A nicely executed portrait miniature, done in watercolor and gouache on organic wafer. The sitter is a fine looking gentleman with blue eyes and brown hair, attired in a black jacket, vest, and stock.
The painting was descended in the family, and the sitter has been identified as John Amory Lowell (1798 - 1881). He was the grandson of John Lowell (1743 - 1802), an American lawyer, selectman, jurist, delegate to the Congress of the Confederation, and federal judge. Known within his family as “The Old Judge,” John Lowell is considered to be the patriarch of the Boston Lowells. This family propagated celebrated poets, authors, jurists, educators, merchants, bankers, national heroes, activists, innovators and philanthropists.
The miniature painting is in excellent condition, with no flaws. The integrity of the 2" by 1 5/8" case is excellent, but the reverse does have wear.