Dr. Charles Gordon Patterson

James Lambdin1826

The Walters Art Museum

The Walters Art Museum

Left profile portrait of a man identified in the engraved inscription on the reverse as Dr. Charles Gordon Patterson wearing a black coat, high black collar, and white ruffled jabot. The miniature is in a Tiffany frame. The frame and inscription match that of WAM 38.490. This may depict the sitter's wife.

Lambdin studied with Thomas Wilcocks Sully (1811-1847), the renowned portraitist in Philadelphia, and established himself as a miniaturist in the same city.

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  • Title: Dr. Charles Gordon Patterson
  • Creator: James Reid Lambdin (American, 1807-1889)
  • Date Created: 1826
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  • Roles: Artist: James Reid Lambdin (American, 1807-1889), Manufacturer: Tiffany and Company (American, 1837-present)
  • Provenance: A.J. Fink, Baltimore [date and mode of acquisition unknown, perhaps from the collection of Albert Rosenthal]; A.J. Fink Foundation Inc., Baltimore, [date and mode of acquisition unknown]; Walters Art Museum, 1963, by gift.
  • Object Type: miniatures (paintings); portraits
  • Medium: watercolor on ivory
  • Inscriptions: [Signed] Lower right, front: L.R.; [Inscription] Engraved on back of frame: Charles Gordon Patterson, M.D. / Son Of / Jehu and Hanna Patterson / Born September 4th, 1796 / Died February 18th, 1835 / Practiced his profession at / Plattsburght, Burlington Co. New Jersey / and / died there / From life at the age of 30
  • Dimensions: H excluding frame: 3 1/2 x W: 2 5/8 in. (8.89 x 6.67 cm); Framed H: 3 3/4 x W: 3 in. (9.53 x 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: 38.493