English: Artist Unknown
Regency Era Scholar
Wearing a Black Cloak and Mortarboard
2 1/4 x 2 3/4 inches (sight)
watercolor on ivory; housed in a gilt metal pendant frame
Depicted is an early nineteenth century university student wearing a black cloak and mortarboard. The tradition of donning such mortarboards originated at Oxford University, leading one to wonder if the young man was perhaps a student of that university. The subject's shoulder-length hair was typical of many young men of the period (i.e., the look was not unique to the 1970s).
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