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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).
paintings (visual works)
oil paint (paint)
panel paintings (painting by form)
James P. Mitchell was the son of Lydia Haskell and Alexander Mitchell. See object files for genealogy and object history.
"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)
Mitchell, James P., 1831-1868
40.875 x 33.125 x 2 (HxWxD) (inches)
Estate of Isabella L. Bissett
1832-1840 (dress dates to the late 30s-early 40s)
Massachusetts (United States)