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Portrait of James P. Mitchell

1948.115 (RS30954)

Description

Full-length portrait of a four year old boy holding a whip and a watch (?), with his hat at his feet and his puppy gambolling behind him. A domed building sits on a river or bay in the background. Boats are grounded ashore in the near background behind the boy. Son of Lydia Haskell Mitchell (1948.116).

Details

Label
James P. Mitchell was the son of Lydia Haskell and Alexander Mitchell. See object files for genealogy and object history.
Maker
unknown
Date
1832-1840
dress dates to the late 30s-early 40s
Inscriptions
"James P. Mitchell/ Son of Lydia Haskell Mitchell/and Alexander Mitchell/ Born 1831 -- Boston/ Died 1868 9 22 Boston/ This portrait was painted by an itinerant artist when the child was/ about four years old./ It was sent on the death of a sister/ Matilda Mitchell, to a niece Mrs. Merrill/ in Saint John New Brunswick at her/death it was sent to me by her excutors/Isabella Bissett" (typed)
Material
oil paint (paint)
panel paintings (painting by form)
panels (wood)
Object type
Art
Places
Massachusetts (United States)
Descriptive terms
Oil
oil paint (paint)
paintings (visual works)
Panel
panel paintings (painting by form)
panels (wood)
Picture
Portrait
portraits
People and organizations
Mitchell, James P., 1831-1868
Dimensions
40.875 x 33.125 x 2 (HxWxD) (inches)
Accession Number
1948.115
Credit Line
Estate of Isabella L. Bissett
GUSN
54847

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