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Title Colonel Thomas Pinckney, Jr.
Artist Malbone, Edward Greene
Date 1801
Medium watercolor
Support ivory
Dimensions 3 x 2 3/8 inches
Inscription T Pinckney Feb 1802/Painted EG Malbone of NewPort
Inscription Location on case
Credit line Museum Purchase
Accession Number 1939.004.0003
Collection Miniature
Exhibition Status Currently on view
Sitter's dates 1780-1842
Description The son of General Thomas Pinckney, Pinckney spent part of his childhood in London while his father was ambassador. The Society of Cincinnati paid him the following tribute: "Inheriting family distinction and wealth, Col. Pinckney was early in life placed in a situation in society which required him to support the station of a Carolina gentleman, and by his courteous manners and generous hospitality, he adorned that elevated and dignified station." A planter, he was interested in scientific agriculture and was president of the Pendleton, SC, Farmers Society. Pinckney had his portrait painted during December, 1801 - January, 1802. While his portrait and that of his wife Eliza are thought of as a pair, they were not designed to be so; his figure is on a smaller scale, and they have different types of backgrounds. Malbone has dramatically accented his portrait with the red of Pinckney's waistcoat.

Notes:
This text is adapted from Martha Severens "The Miniature Portrait Collection of the Carolina Art Association" published by the Carolina Art Association, 1984
Subjects Pinckney
Figures
Portraits
Clothing & dress
man
Image 002\1939.04.03.JPG