Joseph Lindon Smith - Uniform Design for Teobaldo "Bolgi" Travi, 1901-1903

Joseph Lindon Smith (Pawtucket, Rhode Island, 1863 - 1950, Dublin, New Hampshire)

Uniform Design for Teobaldo Travi, 1901-1903

Graphite, ink, and watercolor on paper, 22.5 x 13 cm (8 7/8 x 5 1/8 in.) overall


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Commissioned by Isabella Stewart Gardner from the painter Joseph Lindon Smith (1863-1950), about 1902.

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Joseph Lindon Smith was an artist and close friend of Gardner’s. His fanciful design for her museum’s majordomo reflects their shared love of theatre and costuming.