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Gentleman of the Frothingham Family

ca. 1835 Moses B. Russell Born: Woodstock, New Hampshire Died: 1884 watercolor on ivory sight 2 1/8 x 1 3/4 in. (5.4 x 4.4 cm) oval Smithsonian American Art Museum Museum purchase 1983.17.2 Not currently on view


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The Frothingham family were from Haverhill, situated along the Merrimack River in Essex County, Massachusetts. Local cemeteries bear witness to the passing of several generations of Frothingham family members from this area, and from other parts of Massachusetts. In Lady of the Frothingham Family (1983.17.1) Moses Russell took great care to render the woman's upswept hair, and likewise in this portrait he paid meticulous attention to the young man's eyes, clearly visible behind his glasses.

Keywords

Portrait male - Frothingam, Unidentified - bust

painting - miniature

paint - watercolor

ivory

About Moses B. Russell

Born: Woodstock, New Hampshire Died: 1884

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