Bust-length portrait of a young man with brown hair, wearing a black coat, white vest, high white collar and white stock.

Henry Colton Shumway studied in New York City at the National Academy of Design. By 1831 he had established himself as a miniature painter and exhibited frequently at the Academy. He was elected an Associate in 1831 and an Academician in 1832. He ended his career coloring photographic portraits.


  • Title: A Gentleman
  • Creator: American
  • Date Created: 1825-1850
  • Subject Keywords: male portraits
  • External Link: For more information about this and thousands of other works of art in the Walters Art Museum collection, please visit art.thewalters.org
  • Roles: Artist: American, Artist: Possibly by Henry Colton Shumway (American, 1807-1884; 1807/8-1884)
  • Provenance: Acquired by A. J. Fink, Baltimore; A. J. Fink Foundation, Baltimore; given to Walters Art Museum, 1963.
  • Object Type: miniatures (paintings)
  • Medium: watercolor on ivory
  • Dimensions: H excluding frame: 3 in. (7.62 cm)
  • Credit Line: Gift of the A. Jay Fink Foundation, Inc., Baltimore, in memory of Abraham Jay Fink, 1963
  • Classification: Miniatures
  • Accession Number: 38.483

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