Benjamin Hurd, Jr.
William M. S. Doyle
Born: Boston, Massachusetts 1769
Died: Boston, Massachusetts 1828
watercolor on ivory image (oval): 2 1/4 x 1 3/4 in. (5.7 x 4.5 cm) Smithsonian American Art Museum Bequest of Mary Elizabeth Spencer
Smithsonian American Art Museum
Luce Foundation Center, 3rd Floor, 16A, Drawer 3
Luce Center Label
Benjamin Hurd Jr. (1778-1818) was born in Roxbury, Massachusetts. His grandfather Jacob Hurd (1702-1758) was a leading silversmith in colonial Boston, and the artist’s father and uncle both followed in the trade.
Portrait male - Hurd, Benjamin, Jr. - bust
painting - miniature
paint - watercolor