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Title Benjamin Stead, Jr.
Artist Engleheart, George
Date 1803
Medium watercolor
Support ivory
Dimensions 2 3/8 x 2 3/8 inches
Signature E
Signature Location bottom right
Inscription G. Engleheart/Pinxit 1803
Inscription Location verso
Credit line Museum Purchase
Accession Number 1939.004.0008
Collection Miniature
Exhibition Status Currently on view
Description Benjamin Stead, Jr. was the son of Benjamin Stead (d. 1766) London factor for Peter Manigault, and Mary Johnson, daughter of Governor Robert Johnson of South Carolina. This miniature is one of five in the collection of the Gibbes Museum of Art listed in George Engleheart's account book. The others are another miniature portrait of Stead himself, at an earlier age, a miniature of Stead's wife, and two of his nephew, Ralph Stead Izard. Unlike the other miniatures, that of Benjamin Stead, Jr. is set in an ivory snuff box, which gives it an added note of luxury.

This text is adapted from Martha Severens "The Miniature Portrait Collection of the Carolina Art Association" published by the Carolina Art Association, 1984
Subjects Stead
Image 002\1939.04.08.JPG