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

Object Number: 
Brown ink on paper squared for transfer and backed with blue album paper
Overall: 4 x 3 3/8 in. ( 10.2 x 8.6 cm )
inscription: on album leaf: "La Fayette[scratched out] N. Fish"
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