William M. S. Doyle (1769-1828)
Watercolor on ivory
Overall: 2 1/8 x 1 1/2 in. ( 5.4 x 3.8 cm )
Signed: at right: "Doyle 1803"
This miniature was identified as the artist's self-portrait when it was auctioned at Parke-Bernet Galleries in 1950. The Metropolitan Museum of Art, however, has in its collection a miniature acquired as a self-portrait and signed "Doyle 1801," in which the subject looks very different.
Gift of Mrs. Arthur A. Jones, in memory of her husband
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.