Brooch with Portrait Miniature of Henry Clay

mid 19th century

The Walters Art Museum

The Walters Art Museum
Baltimore, United States

A miniature of the Virginia statesman Henry Clay (1777-1852), painted in watercolor on ivory, is mounted in an oval, gold brooch. Encircling the brooch is a concave gold band partially enameled blue and looped on both sides by a gold figure-8 band.


  • Title: Brooch with Portrait Miniature of Henry Clay
  • Creator: American
  • Date Created: mid 19th century
  • Subject Keywords: male portraits; statesmen; Henry Clay (1777-1852); beards
  • 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
  • Provenance: A.J. Fink, Baltimore, [date and mode of acquisition unknown]; A. Jay Fink Foundation, Inc., Baltimore, 1963, by bequest; Walters Art Museum, 1963, by gift.
  • Object Type: miniatures (paintings); portraits; brooches
  • Medium: watercolor on ivory, gold, enamel
  • Exhibitions: Jewelry - Ancient to Modern. The Walters Art Gallery, Baltimore. 1979-1980.
  • Dimensions: H excluding frame: 1 9/16 x W: 1 5/16 in. (4 x 3.3 cm) Framed H: 1 15/16 x W: 1 13/16 in. (4.9 x 4.6 cm)
  • Credit Line: Gift of the A. Jay Fink Foundation, Inc., in memory of Abraham Jay Fink, 1963
  • Classification: Miniatures
  • Accession Number: 38.453

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