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Whittier's Barefooted Boy

1998.1385 (RS22410)

Description

Full-length portrait of a young boy standing on a rock in the woods. His pants are rolled up and his hands are stuffed in his pockets. He smiles out at the viewer. Framed in a 3 inch wood and gilt frame.

Details

Maker
L. Prang & Co. (Maker)
Date
1868
Inscriptions
On the back of the print are two attachments. The first reads: ""Prang's/ American Chromos/ Whittier's Barefooted Boy./ After Eastman Johnson/"" ""Blessings on thee, little man,/ Barefoot boy, w/ cheeks of tan;/ With thy turned-up pantaloons,/ And thy merry whistled tunes;/ With thy red lip, redder still/ kissed by strawberries on the hill;/ With the sunshine on thy face/ through thy torn brim's jaunty grace./ From my heart I give thee joy;/ I was once a barefoot boy!/ Prince thou art; the grown-up man/ Only is republican./ Let the million-dollared ride!/ Barefoot, trudging at his side/ Thou hast more than he can buy/ In the reach of ear and eye--/ Outward sunshine inward joy,--/ Blessings on thee, barefoot boy. ---Whittier/ Chromo-Lithographed & Published by/ L. Prang & Co.,/No.159 Washington Street,... Boston/ Entered according to Act of Congress, in the year 1868 by L. Prang & Co., in the Clerk's office of --- District Court of the District of Mass."" The second attachment reads: ""A list of/ Prang's American Chromos,/ June 1, 1868.""
Location of origin
Boston, MA, USA
Associated Building
Original to Castle Tucker (Wiscasset, Me.).
Material
chromolithography
prints (visual works)
Object type
Art
Places
Massachusetts (United States)
Descriptive terms
Chromo Lithograph
chromolithography
Picture
Portrait
portraits
Print
prints (visual works)
Dimensions
17.5 x 14.5 (HxW) (inches)
Accession Number
1998.1385
Credit Line
Gift of Miss Jane S. Tucker
GUSN
14113

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