Unidentified, Charles Boynton Darling, ca. 1828, watercolor on ivory, Smithsonian American Art Museum, Museum purchase through the Catherine Walden Myer Fund, 1937.6.1
Charles Boynton Darling established a dry goods firm in Boston in 1827. His career led him to his future wife, Elizabeth Ellis, whose father was prominent in Boston’s business and political circles. To support his family, Darling worked for various firms before opening his own company in 1865, Charles B. Darling and Son. In this portrait, the stiff, high-necked collar and puffed sleeves complement the gentleman’s haughty expression and obvious sense of pride. The miniature of Elizabeth Ellis is also in this collection.
Charles Boynton Darling
- ca. 1828
- On View
- Not on view.
2 3/8 x 1 7/8 in. (5.9 x 4.8 cm) oval
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Smithsonian American Art Museum
Museum purchase through the Catherine Walden Myer Fund
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- watercolor on ivory
- Portrait male – Darling, Charles Boynton – bust
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