Whittier's Barefooted Boy

Collection Type

  • Art

Date

1868

GUSN

GUSN-14113

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

Descriptive Terms

portraits
prints (visual works)
chromolithography
prints (visual works)
Picture
Portrait
Print
Chromo Lithograph
Portrait

Inscription

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.""

Associated Building

Original to Castle Tucker (Wiscasset, Me.),

Maker

L. Prang & Co. (Maker)

Location of Origin

Boston, MA, USA

Dimensions

17.5 x 14.5 (HxW) (inches)

Credit Line

Gift of Miss Jane S. Tucker

Accession Number

1998.1385

Places

Massachusetts (United States)