Oil on canvas. Signed lower right "Wm Lydston Jr" "Pinxt" (painted by) "Boston 1847". This bold portrait is beautifully executed of an unusually handsome young boy with big expressive eyes and long golden hair wearing a formal red dress. He proudly holds a woven whip which he likely used when sitting in a pony-pulled cart, or to help him imagine the day when he would be permitted to drive the family wagon. The landscape behind the boy adds considerable interest, with a distant large building, perhaps a government office (given a flag out front initialed "US") plus a pond with dock and dog chasing ducks. Excellent condition, unlined, with minor retouch and craquelure. Terrific period frame in original dry crackled black paint. Frame size 41 1/2 inches x 34 1/2. Sight size 36 1/4 x 29 1/4.
|Artist/Maker||Wm Lydston Jr|
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