Joseph Whiting Stock (1815-1855) American, active New York/New England ca. 1840-1845.
Full length Portrait of a Young Boy with His Dog
Presumably Porter Whipple, Age 5.
Oil on canvas, ca. 1840-1845.
Condition: Lined, minor scattered in-paint
Provenance: Skinner, 1985 (cover lot), Marguerite Riordan, Stonington, CT, Private Collection, NY
This charming painting of a young boy with blond curly hair holding a whip in one hand and a tasseled hat in the other, dressed in white pants with a black shirt and white ruffled collar, is standing with his dog. The portrait is complimented with an interior view of the boy standing on an ingrain carpet flanked by a red upholstered Empire stool with carved hairy-paw feet and red swag drapery in the background.This iconic folk portrait is perhaps one of Joseph Whiting Stock’s best works.
Dimensions: 47" x 38"
Item ID: WoA-AMP-OC 476