William Parsons II, of Gloucester, Massachusetts
ca. 1840 Washington Blanchard Born: Cambridge, Massachusetts 1808 Died: Boston, Massachusetts 1855 watercolor on ivory sight 2 3/4 x 2 1/4 in. (7.0 x 5.7 cm) rectangle Smithsonian American Art Museum Museum purchase through the Catherine Walden Myer Fund 1957.11.3 Not currently on view
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We do not know much about William Parsons II, except that he lived in Gloucester, Massachusetts, during the mid- to late 800s and owned a schooner named William Parsons & Co. This portrait shows Parsons in formal dress and was probably painted when he was around twenty years old.
History - United States - Massachusetts
Portrait male - Parsons, William, II - bust
painting - miniature
paint - watercolor