Portrait of Two children

Collection Type

  • Art

Date

1859

GUSN

GUSN-47384

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

Descriptive Terms

portraits
paintings (visual works)
oil paintings (visual works)
canvas
oil paint (paint)
Picture
Portrait
Portrait

Inscription

"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)

Maker

Lydston, William, Jr., 1813-1881 (Artist)

Location of Origin

Boston, MA, USA

Object Type

Art

Dimensions

33 3/4 x 29 1/2 x 2 5/8 (HxWxD) (inches)

Credit Line

Gift of Nina Fletcher Little

Accession Number

1966.461

Places

Massachusetts (United States)