Moses B. Russell, Lady of the Frothingham Family, ca. 1835, watercolor on ivory, Smithsonian American Art Museum, Museum purchase, 1983.17.1
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 this portrait Moses Russell took great care to render the woman's upswept hair, and likewise in Gentleman of the Frothingham Family (1983.17.2) he paid meticulous attention to the young man's eyes, clearly visible behind his glasses.
Lady of the Frothingham Family
- ca. 1835
- On View
- Not on view.
sight 2 1/2 x 2 in. (6.2 x 5.1 cm) oval
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Smithsonian American Art Museum
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- watercolor on ivory
- Portrait female – Frothingham, Unidentified – bust
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