Man with the Cat (Henry Sturgis Drinker), 1898, Cecilia Beaux, oil on canvas, 48 x 34 5/8 in. (121.9 x 87.8 cm.), Smithsonian American Art Museum, Bequest of Henry Ward Ranger through the National Academy of Design, 1952.10.1
Man with the Cat (Henry Sturgis Drinker) by Cecilia Beaux / American Art
Henry Draper was a pioneer of astrophotography who was the first to photograph the moon through a telescope. In this portrait, c. 1870, he sports a beard almost as impressive as his accomplishments. Draper Family Collection, Archives Center, National Museum of American History, Smithsonian Institution.