(b Killingly, CT, 3 Feb 1800; d Florence, 27 March 1880). American
painter and lithographer. He studied briefly with Alexander
Robertson (1768–1841) in New York and copied portraits by John
Trumbull and Samuel Waldo. From 1821 to 1825 he painted portraits in
Killingly, CT, and Providence, RI. He received encouraging advice
from Gilbert Stuart in Boston, probably in 1825, and by 1828 was a
prominent portrait painter and lithographer there. Portraits such as
Mrs Jared Sparks (1830; Cambridge, MA, Harvard U.) demonstrate a
well-developed sense of pattern and design but display some
deficiency in draughtsmanship, with conventional shapes used to
determine the sitter’s features.
Leete Farm, West Claremont, New Hampshire
Ralph Wheelock's Farm.
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