Charles Boynton Darling

  • Unidentified, Charles Boynton Darling, ca. 1828, watercolor on ivory, Smithsonian American Art Museum, Museum purchase through the Catherine Walden Myer Fund, 1937.6.1

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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.

Title
Charles Boynton Darling
Artist
Date
ca. 1828
On View
Not on view.
Dimensions
2 3/8 x 1 7/8 in. (5.9 x 4.8 cm) oval
Credit Line

Smithsonian American Art Museum

Museum purchase through the Catherine Walden Myer Fund

Mediums
Mediums Description
watercolor on ivory
Classifications
Keywords
  • Portrait male – Darling, Charles Boynton – bust
Object Number
1937.6.1
Palette
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