Richard Yeadon

Artist: Unknown
Date: ca. 1790

Yeadon was a Charleston silversmith. The portrait, probably painted between 1790-1795, is striking in several respects, including the intense gaze, powdered hair, full eyelashes and colorful waistcoat. In addition, the lighting is dramatic.


This text is adapted from Martha Severens "The Miniature Portrait Collection of the Carolina Art Association" published by the Carolina Art Association, 1984

  • Medium: Watercolor
  • Support: Ivory
  • Dimensions: 2 1/2 X 2 Inches
  • Sitter's Dates: 1773-1841
  • Credit: Gift of Jeanne Gadsden
  • Period: 18th century
  • Accession Number: 1951.002.0001
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