Miniature portrait of Percy Bysshe Shelley (1792-1822) as a boy [miniature].

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Unknown, English
19th century
England, 19th century.
watercolor and gouache on ivory
maximum dimensions: 3 1/4 x 2 1/4 inches (83 x 57 mm), oval
Gift of J.P. Morgan, Jr.
AZ079
Inscription: 
Inscribed at lower center of frame, "P.B. Shelley". Pasted on back of the frame is the following inscription in the hand of Leigh Hunt, "Genoa, October 17, 1822 / This minature was given to me by my poor dear / friend Shelley in the presence of Lord Byron. / Leigh Hunt."
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James Leigh Hunt; Jacintha Shelley Leigh Hunt Cheltnam; J. Pierpont Morgan (d. 1913); J.P. Morgan, Jr. (d. 1943).
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Sitter is shown three-quarters face to the left, against a gray background, wearing a blue suit with brass buttons and a white lace collar.

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