Portrait of Augustus Whiting

Collection Type

  • Art

Date

ca. 1810

GUSN

GUSN-46942

Description

Half-length portrait of a boy in black coat and patterned vest, bangs brushed up. Augustus Whiting of Billerica, MA, was approxiamately 15 years old at time of portrait.

Details

Descriptive Terms

portraits
paintings (visual works)
paper (fiber product)
watercolor (paint)
Picture
Portrait
Watercolor
Unidentified Paper
Portrait

Inscription

Painted script on reverse, lower half: ""Augustus Whiting/ aetat 15?/ Taken by himself by means/ of a mirror./ Circa 1810/ Billerica--Mass""

Maker

Whiting, Augustus (Maker (Artist and Subject))

Location of Origin

Billerica, MA, USA

Object Type

Art

Dimensions

4.125 x 3.75 x 0.125 (HxWxD) (inches)

Credit Line

Gift of Mrs. Austin Smith

Accession Number

1964.139

Places

Massachusetts (United States)