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Portrait of Two children

1966.461 (RS180467)

Description

Oil portrait of two blue-eyed children wearing identical white dresses with embroidered bodices and a tasseled bow at the waist. Each child is also wearing a pale pink robe with embroidered and tasseled cuffs. The child on the right has a small tuft of blond hair and is holding the end of the tasseled bow in its right hand. The children are framed by a painted oval. Painted black and gold wood frame.

Details

Maker
Lydston, William, Jr., 1813-1881 (Artist)
Date
1859
Inscriptions
"Wm LYDSTON Pinxet" (Black paint)
"S.S.W. Died April 7th/1859" (Black paint)
"Painted By/ Wm Lydston./ #115 Court St./ Derby Range/ Boston/ Mass./ July 4th 1859" (Black paint)
"WM. LYDSTON, JR. portrait,/ miniature, and fancy painter/ of Boston, active 1835-60./ Native of Mass. born circa/ 1813. Probably an elder bro-/ ther of Francis Lydston, also/ a Boston fresco & fancy ptr." (Black ink)
Location of origin
Boston, MA, USA
Material
canvas
oil paint (paint)
Object type
Art
Places
Massachusetts (United States)
Descriptive terms
canvas
oil paint (paint)
oil paintings (visual works)
paintings (visual works)
Picture
Portrait
portraits
Dimensions
33 3/4 x 29 1/2 x 2 5/8 (HxWxD) (inches)
Accession Number
1966.461
Credit Line
Gift of Nina Fletcher Little
GUSN
47384

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